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  • USD0.7090 – Australian dollar was at its lowest exchange rate in more than two years on 9th October – good for exports, tough for imports, bad for overseas holidaymakers
  • $1.326 billion – the value of Australia’s woodchip exports over the year-ended July 2018, measured on a free-on-board basis
  • 132,322 m3 – imports of particleboard rose 29.8% over the year-ended July, while the average price fell 24.5% over the same period
  • 4.5% – approvals of free-standing houses rose to 121,745 dwellings, accounting for 53.2% of total dwelling approvals
  • 97,043 m3 – imports of sawn softwood products in July were at record levels, filling the domestic production capacity gap.