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  • All Rights Reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or

    mechanical, including, but not limited to, photocopying, recording or otherwise. © 1999 Margules Pöyry Pty Ltd

    Review of Value- adding/Transformation Opportunities for the South East Queensland Wood and Wood Products Industry

    April 1999

    Prepared for

    Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Department of Natural Resources (Queensland)

    Prepared by

    Margules Pöyry Pty Ltd PO Box 3866

    MANUKA ACT 2603, AUSTRALIA Tel: +61-2-6295 2777 Fax: +61-2-6295 2803

    E-mail: margulespoyry@compuserve.com

  • Review of value-adding/transformation opportunities for the South East Queensland wood and wood products industry

    Version 1, 13-Apr-99 i G:\U_RC&T\ForestEcoAss&Plan\CRA\General\Consultation\Communication Strategy\Technical reports\Final reports\SE 2.6.doc

    Table of Contents Page No.

    1. Introduction.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

    2. Forest Resources in South East Queensland ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 2.1 Native Hardwood.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 2.2 Native Softwood Plantations .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 9 2.3 Exotic Softwood Plantations..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................10

    3. Market Analysis ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................12 3.1 Market evolution in the region ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................12 3.2 Markets for wood and wood products in the region ...............................................................................................................................................................................................17

    3.2.1 Native hardwood ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................18 3.2.2 Native softwood............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................19 3.2.3 Exotic softwood ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................20

    3.3 External Market Factors and Trends .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................21 3.3.1 Domestic hardwood......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................21 3.3.2 Asia-Pacific hardwood..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................25 3.3.3 Sawn hardwood - production and consumption ............................................................................................................................................................................................26 3.3.4 Hardwood mouldings and components- production and consumption ..........................................................................................................................................................28 3.3.5 Domestic softwood.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................34 3.3.6 Asia-Pacific sawn softwood - production and consumption ..........................................................................................................................................................................36 3.3.7 Plywood .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................39 3.3.8 MDF .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................45 3.3.9 Pulp and paper production and consumption ...............................................................................................................................................................................................51 3.3.10 Conclusions - Markets................................................................................................................................................................................................................................55

    4. Competitiveness Analysis ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................57 4.1 Sawnwood ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................58

    4.1.1 Native hardwood ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................58 4.1.2 Sawn softwood.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................60

    4.2 Wood based Panels ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................63 4.2.1 Plywood .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................63 4.2.2 LVL...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................65 4.2.3 Particleboard................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................67 4.2.4 MDF .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................68 4.2.5 Hardboard ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................70 4.2.6 OSB .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................70

  • Review of value-adding/transformation opportunities for the South East Queensland wood and wood products industry

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