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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

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  1. 52% OF SOFTWOOD CONSUMPTION IS STRUCTURAL – New data collated and analysed by IndustryEdge suggests Australia consumed 210,185 m3 of Structural Sawn Softwood in October 2018, accounting for just over 52% of total consumption. Check our latest Market News at
  2. 7.202 million bdmt – IndustryEdge’s projection of Australia’s woodchip exports for calendar 2018 is 6.3% higher than in 2017
  3. 314,049 m3 – Australia’s softwood log exports fell 17.2% in October, compared with the prior month
  4. A$519.60/m3 – Australia’s imports of the main MDF grade were 19.6% higher priced in October than a year earlier. Despite that, import volumes were up 16.0%
  5. 17,853 – dwelling approvals in October were 11.1% lower than a month earlier, as housing markets cool more rapidly.