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Top 5: Australian Market Points from IndustryEdge

  • 155,059 – approvals of new houses and townhouses for the year to the end of January – accounting for 69.6% of all dwelling approvals.
  • 50% – Australia’s unemployment rate in February 2018, underscoring challenges in attracting and maintaining a skilled workforce.
  • 320,854 m3 – Australia’s imports of roughsawn softwood for the year-ended January 2018 were more than 37% higher than for the prior year.
  • 50% – imports of Oriented Strand Board totalled 49,149 m3 for the year-ended January 2018.
  • 34,862 m3 – Australia’s hardwood log exports in January 2018, exported at an average price of AUDFob164.98/m3.

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