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October 24th, 2012

Russian log prices defy policy

Log costs for Russian sawmills did not fall as the Russian government intended when it implemented a 25 percent log export tariff in 2008.

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International Forest Industries

Research progress on export log treatment - NZ

University of Canterbury researchers have made a breakthrough in treating export logs by heating them using high voltage electricity. Export logs are usually fumigated to rid the timber of pests, such as insects and fungi which could pose a biosecurity threat.

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September 13th, 2012

New Zealand log prices

In-market log prices are reduced slightly this month. However demand is still strong as shipping prices have lowered. The in-market log price has lowered 1-2% for the products Agrifax monitors, however the cost of shipping in $/JASm³ has lowered 5-6%. Inventories

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August 17th, 2012

China imports 15% less sawlogs

The slowing economy in China has reduced the importation of logs from New Zealand, Russia and the US by about 15% during the first six months of 2012.

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July 13th, 2012

Weaker pulp markets see chip and pulp log prices fall

The global pulp market is mired in uncertainty: uncertainty when China will move into buying mode, uncertainty about where the European economy is heading and uncertainty if low spot prices for soft

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May 29, 2012

Indian coffee company will not set up main processing plant here

The Indian coffee company which was given a forestry concession to mainly carry out value added activities has said that its main plant will in fact be in India and not Guyana. This raises concerns that the company will continue to export logs out of Guyana.

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01 June 2012

Logs from Australia plantations set to grow

Log supply from Australia’s timber plantations is set to increase substantially according to a new report, released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

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June 1st, 2012

NZ log export markets update

New Zealand Exports

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June 9, 2012

Global sawlog price index down almost 9%

The global sawlog price index in the 1Q/12 was down almost nine percent from early 2011, with Europe experiencing the biggest decline in prices, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

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March 14th, 2012

Growing criticism of B.C.’s raw log exports

British Columbia‘s Forest Minister Steve Thomson has rejected the recommendations his own Timber Export Advisory Committee dozens of times in the past 3 months, resulting in millions of dollars worth of raw logs being sent to Asia


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