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  1. 10.7% – Baltic pine logs from Estonia were 10.7% higher priced in September quarter 2018, compared to the prior year, at USD86.56/m3 at roadside
  2. 17.8% – the proportion of owner-occupier loans issued to first home buyers in August 2018 was down 0.2% compared to the prior month, despite average house prices declining in major east-coast markets
  3. 0.2% retail sales growth – Australia’s retail sales grew just 0.2% in September as discretionary expenditure begins to be hit by declining property prices
  4. 102,973 m3 – exports of softwood logs from Queensland were at their second highest ever monthly quantity in September 2018
  5. 19,012 bdmt – Australia’s softwood chip exports in September were all shipped to the port of Iwakuni in Japan, at an average price of AUDFob208.79/bdmt