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Top 5: Market Points from IndustryEdge

  1. 60,400 – the number of 4+ Storey apartments approved for construction in Australia over the year to the end of February was down 15.0% on the previous year
  2. 609,774 – estimated bone dried metric tonnes of woodchip exports for March 2018, based on IndustryEdge’s unique vessel tracking and analysis
  3. 52.2 points – the Wood & Paper sector’s Performance of Manufacturing Index produced by the Australian Industry Group shows the sector remains in modest growth (anything above 50 = growth)
  4. 28.7% – the proportion of softwood log exports that was below 15 cm in diameter at the small-end over the year to the end of February, totalling 1.297 million m3
  5. AUD490.93/m3 – the average price of roughsawn softwood imports in February 2018 was up almost 10% on the prior month

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