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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

  1. 9.4% – woodchip exports for the year-ended February 2018, were up 9.4% on the prior year, totalling 6.768 million bone dry metric tonnes
  2. 1,951 m3 – Australia’s exports of roughsawn hardwood products in February were valued at AUD2.717 million. Exports from Queensland continue to dominate
  3. $686,700 – the average price of Australian residential dwellings (all types, not just houses)
  4. 2.1% – Australia’s wages growth improved to 2.1% per annum, according to the RBA, marginally ahead of 1.9% inflation growth. Real wage increases support growth in household spending
  5. USDCif174.5151/bdmt – the average price of hardwood chips delivered to China from all countries in February 2018 was 7.7% higher than in January, as global wood fibre prices continue to rise

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