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Government greed hits timber industry

Peak industry body Timber Queensland said the unfortunate circumstances that triggered Toowoomba based NK Collins Industries to call in administrators after 65 years of operation could also cause other sawmillers to follow suit. Source: Timberbiz
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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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WOW, another timber company closes

A two-year-old Victorian business specialising in timber floors for residential buildings has collapsed. Source: Smartcompany
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China and Russia investment in Siberian timber

China and Russia’s sovereign wealth funds are making their first joint investment – in a Siberian timber company – as part of a push to increase commercial ties between the Russian far-east and fast-growing countries in Asia. Source: The Financial Times
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New Zealand timber prices rising due to exports

Strong overseas demand for New Zealand logs is putting pressure on local supply and pushing up timber prices for consumers. Sources: NZ Herald, Otago Daily Times

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Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Importation of logs and lumber to China were up over 10% the first four months of 2013 after a reduction in wood demand during 2012, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Source: Wood Resources International LLC
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State government fails to meet timber commitments

The forestry industry has accused the state government of failing to meet its commitments to timber supply and backed the recommendation of a parliamentary inquiry that national parks be opened up for logging. Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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Brett’s Timber & Hardware goes Home

Brisbane hardware store Bretts Timber & Hardware (Bretts) has joined forces with the Home Timber & Hardware (Home) group, as the family-run business looks to reinvest and grow its operations by aligning to a national buying group. Source: Inside Retail
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US hardwood council backs EU timber regulations

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), an international trade association for the American hardwood industry, has announced its support and endorsement of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), which came into effect in March this year and aims to eradicate illegal timber trade within the EU. Sources: Zawya, Timberbiz
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Levy on harvested timber will add to profits

From next year a levy of NZ27c per tonne for harvested timber will be used to research ways to make forestry more profitable according to New Zealand Forest Growers’ Levy Trust chairman Geoff Thompson. Source: Wanganui Chronicle
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