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Fencing’s new meaning as panels in high demand

British fencers have been hit by a national shortage of fences at the height of the DIY season with panels changing hands for up to four times their usual price on the black market. Source: The Telegraph (UK)
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Private forestry in demand in Queensland

Demand for locally grown native timber from south-east Queensland could soon be on the increase. Source: ABC Rural
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Timber industry to lift with housing demand

The Australian timber industry expects a better housing market, both here and in the US, will boost global demand for timber. Source: ABC Rural
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Low prices and demand drive TIMCON to new studies

Delegates at the Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) annual general meeting heard that, against a backdrop of depressed prices and low demand, the organisation is working on vital initiatives, including two studies on behalf of its own industry and a number of collaborative projects in other timber based businesses. Source: Packaging Europe
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China demand drops for logs and lumber

Log and lumber imports to China were down 19% during first eight months of 2012, year-on-year, with the biggest declines seen of logs imported from Russia and the US reported the Wood Resource Quarterly. Source: Timberbiz
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US recognizes greater Asian demand for lumber

Lumber prices are rising in the US because of greater demand in Asia, which is a sign of recovery in the international real estate market. The exchange traded fund for lumber, Claymore Beacon Global Timber Index has climbed more than 5.22% in market action for the month. Source: Nasdaq
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British Columbia demand for lumber decline

The timber harvest in British Columbia, Cananda reached a record 90 million cubic metres in 2005 but fell dramatically the following four years to a 25-year low of just over 52 million cubic metres in 2009. Reduced demand for lumber in the US market, high manufacturing costs, high export tariffs to the US and deteriorating sawlog quality were the major reasons for the decline. Source: The Timber Network
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Wood Resources Quarterly figures show strong timber demand

New figures from Wood Resources Quarterly show that China’s wood imports have increased hugely over the past ten years – which is great news for those investing in sustainable forestry, claims Forestry Research Associates (FRA). Source: Timberbiz
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Global demand for sawlogs down

The global sawlog price index for the first quarter of 2012 was down almost nine percent from early 2011, with Europe experiencing the biggest decline in prices according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Source: Forest Industry Network

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Asia report on wood panel demand

Asia’s dominant position in the global panel demand and supply cannot be challenged, but in the future the real game changes will be raw material supply security, uncertain and high cost energy, access to the state-of-art technology and best-in-class industry practices. Source: Timberbiz

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