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Log Market - August

The dramatic drop in August At-Wharf-Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand is the main talking point in the current market. The predominant reason for this drop in AWG prices has been the depreciation of the Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) against the US Dollar (USD).

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Quick Six - August

Following are our six topics of recent forestry related news items that we have chosen to share with you for this month. We hope you find them informative, educational and enlightening.

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Forest for sale - Clutha Forest Estate

Eight freehold forests are offered for sale totalling almost 3,000ha with a net stocked area of 2,590ha. With exceptionally low production costs, this offers the opportunity to acquire a highly profitable forest estate.

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Log Market - July

July’s At-Wharf-Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand are relatively unchanged from June prices. However, some exporters have strategically changed some prices of various grades and lengths, but the overall average price remains unchanged.

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Quick Six - July

Following are our six topics of recent forestry related news items that we have chosen to share with you for this month. We hope you find them informative, educational and enlightening.

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Clarky's Comment - Mud and Logs – A big problem

Other than best practice during a harvest phase my single piece of advice to both forest landowners and to those living and cropping on the flood plains below our steep hill country is to check your insurance policies. You may need to call on them!

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Log Market - June

The European and USA markets continue to have strong demand for clear lumber produced by New Zealand mills. The domestic demand for clear lumber remains steady apart from the decking sector which experienced a disappointing decking season.

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