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NZ Ministry for Primary Industries – June 2017 Forestry Outlook
NZ log export prices reached $153 per cubic metre in March 2017, one of the highest points since March 2014. Almost half of forestry’s export revenue comes from log exports, of which China, India, Japan and South Korea are our main trading partners. Log exports are forecast to continue to rise, reaching 3.1 billion by 2021.

Rogers' China Trip Report - Log Markets and Chinese Demand
In May Roger travelled to China with one of our log exporting companies - Summit Forestry - to gain a better understanding of how well our logs are received. Roger was standing on the port with logs harvested from our first syndicated forest 28 years ago. A significant milestone for the company. Read his full report here, and note his comments on the Health and Safety standards...

Government’s Priorities for the New Zealand Forestry Sector
The focus of today’s conference is how our forestry and wood processing sectors can be successful and resilient in the future. The Government values a close relationship with both sectors in order to achieve these goals

Moody's gives NZ big tick
Moody's Investors Service is comfortable with its Aaa credit rating on New Zealand with a stable outlook, as it anticipates the impact from lower commodity prices will be offset by strength in areas of the economy such as tourism and education services.

Log export prices rise again
Export log prices jump higher on low shipping rates and currency decline - New Zealand export log prices jumped higher this month, as falling oil prices pushed down shipping rates while a decline in the kiwi dollar made the country's goods more attractive to overseas buyers. The average wharf-gate price for New Zealand A-grade logs rose to $115 a tonne in January, from $104 a tonne in December, according to AgriHQ's monthly survey of exporters, forest owners and sawmillers.

Summit Forest Export Report - January
Summit Forests are exporting our logs to the world market. Follow the link to read their January Export report.

Good rises in log prices expected in the first quarter of 2016
Be careful what you wish for. I have heard this sage advice on several occasions throughout my career, and each time, on reflection, it takes on more richness and meaning. It comes to mind when observing the rapid export log price rises in the past three months. While on face-value a boon to forest owners [the “wish”], the down-side is the increased volatility it portends and the damage it causes many participants in the sector – especially those that gear up for a market upturn [the “be careful”].

NZ export log prices jump to 7-month high
NZ export log prices jump to 7-month high on pick up in Chinese demand- New Zealand export log prices jumped to a seven-month high in November as demand picked up in China, the country's largest market.

Revised ETS may boost carbon forestry
"The discussion document is refreshing in its candour. It clearly states that New Zealand needs to reduce its carbon emissions and for this to happen, policy settings need to change," says Forest Owners Association chief executive David Rhodes.

New Zealand dairy prices set to rise next year
International dairy prices are at a "particularly bad" part of the cycle, but are expected to improve substantially in the first half of next year, rural lending specialist Rabobank says.

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Forestry Investment

With the world population increasing at an alarming rate, global demand for timber products is also increasing. However the global supply of millable timber is falling. Investing in New Zealand forestry is a secure and sustainable way to grow your wealth.
New Zealand’s competitive advantage is we have some of the world’s fastest growth rates with forests growing 750 tonnes of harvestable logs per hectare in just 26 years.
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