Returns to small growers may be
lower than those recorded here owing to scale and buyers' margins. These log prices are
historical and indicative only and may not correspond to actual prices paid, or grades
used, in market transactions. A "best fit" is applied by survey respondents to
align company log grade specification with the generic specifications. Direct comparisons
with actual market prices may not apply, due to differences between the specification
sets. The prices are subject to changes when further data become available. The sources
for this information are Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry industry contacts.
Zealand: March log market report - 12 Mar, 2019
Higher freight costs take the shine of export log
prices. Domestic supply is abundant, China demand stable, India
prices under pressure...
New Zealand: February log market report - 12 Feb 2019 Log prices rise by more than +NZ$12/JASm3 due to rising prices
in China and India, and falling ocean freight costs. India now
delivers a premium exceeding +9% over China