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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

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  1. Up 10.1% – Australia’s exports of hardwood chips to Taiwan over the year-ended September totalled 397,400 bone dried metric tonnes (bdmt)
  2. 542,935 bdmt – IndustryEdge’s projection of woodchip exports in November 2018 – eight weeks ahead of the official data and always within 5% of the actual data
  3. 760,094 m3 – Dressed sawn softwood imports to Australia, over the year-ended September 2018 – up 48.4% on the prior year
  4. -2.8% – Home loans in Australia fell to 641,000 in total, underscoring softening in the domestic housing market
  5. 5,318 tonnes – September quarter exports of copy and office papers from Australia were 42% lower than the June quarter as strong local demand played a key role.