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Shedding light on global trends

A series of one-hour FWPA-hosted webinars sought to explain the recent changes in supply and demand for timber products, both within Australia and overseas.

The webinars provided information on the recent turbulence in international timber markets, and how the impacts have been felt by the Australian industry.

The goal of the sessions was to help stakeholders gain a comprehensive understanding of current timber markets globally, to support smart planning in their own businesses.

Each of the five webinars drew upon significant international and domestic expertise to canvas the current timber market and future outlooks.

Entitled ‘Domestic and international timber market dynamics’, the successful series was well attended and brought together international and domestic industry experts. Each shared the latest key insights from their region and took an in-depth look at topics including:

  • Key trends in European timber markets
  • Wild North American lumber market dynamics
  • Australian timber market dynamics
  • Timber usage in residential construction
  • Perspectives and projections, and industry supply chain

The series captured industry attention with 50 stakeholders tuning in for each session. Attendees included CEOs and high-level executives from FWPA member organisations, as well as other key decision makers from across the Australian forest and wood products sector.

The sessions were followed by an industry panel comprising representatives from Australian businesses spanning the timber supply chain. These panellists provided insights on how the current market conditions are impacting their businesses.

For anybody who missed out, most of the webinars were recorded, with videos, summaries and resources now available by clicking here.

“We were incredibly pleased with how well-attended by industry these sessions were, and feedback has been very positive,” said Kevin Peachey, Statistics & Economics Manager at FWPA.

“We will look to build on this success by hosting future webinars on topical statistics and economics issues, both globally and domestically, so please make sure to keep an eye out for details.”

Posted Date: October 6, 2021

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