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Wood Matters

Log Market - November

The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for export logs dropped on average $18 per JASm3 in the higher quality grades and $23 per JASm3 in the lower quality grades. The PF Olsen Log Price Index dropped $9 in November to $110.

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Log Market - October

CFR sale prices for logs in China are reasonable but extremely high shipping costs continue to adversely affect the NZ AWG prices. The October AWG prices for export logs dropped an average of $1.10 per JASm3 in the main North Island ports.

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Time to pass the baton

About a year ago, I signalled my intent to step aside at this time from my role as Environment Manager for PF Olsen Ltd. That year has rolled past very fast and so at the end of October I finish a term of 17 years with the Company.

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Log Market - September

The September AWG prices for export logs remained relatively unchanged from August prices. Pricing was flat to two dollar increases in most ports apart from Gisborne, where prices increased approximately $16 per JASm3 due to a partial easing in the shipping congestion costs.

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Log Market - August

Prices for export logs in August dropped around $35 per JAS m3 from July prices, due to the combination of reduced demand in China and increased shipping costs.

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Log Market - July

The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for export logs in July decreased an average of $8-9 per JASm3 from June prices.

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Log Market - June

The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for export logs in June increased an average of $5 per JASm3 from May prices.

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Forestry and the Emissions Trading Scheme

Final advice to the Government was publicly released by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) on Wednesday 9th June. The CCCs report - Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa – contains advice on setting emissions budgets, emissions reduction plans and requests from the Minister of Climate Change.

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