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Australian Pine Log Price Index January

The Australian Pine Log Price Index for the January to June 2020 period has just been released. Source: Friday Offcuts

The Australian Pine Log Price Index is compiled by KPMG using data provided by Australian softwood growers. The Index documents changes in pine log prices achieved by large-scale commercial plantation owners selling common grades of plantation softwood logs to domestic processors.

KPMG updates the Index biannually, with the two reporting periods being January to June and July to December. The Index has a base period of January to June 1998. KPMG acts as the inde

pendent Index manager and collects confidential data on log volumes and stumpage values for all sales, including long and short-term contracts and spot transactions, at the end of each re-porting period. Quantity information on export sawlogs and export pulpwood is also provided.

This report presents a summary of the results of the Index report released for the period for January to June 2020. The findings in this report are based on data provided by major growers who are involved in the growing and management of softwood plantations in southern and Eastern Australia.

The report is available at