Website upgrade puts key market data at your fingertips
The new website gives FWPA members – from growers to processors and sellers – access to a new online dashboard of market information. Comprising a public area with interactive charts showing trade figures and a members-only area with proprietary market data and more specialised information, the new resource promises to be of value to the whole industry.
Efficient allocation of resources and understanding market behaviour are essential drivers of industry sustainability and growth. The aim of the new dashboard is to provide industry decision makers with a central point of access to a range of public domain data, in addition to proprietary data, which FWPA is aggregating on behalf of industry.
The new resource will provide industry participants and policy makers with data and commentary on key industry drivers.
The online dashboard is designed to complement the national Forest and Wood Products Statistics published by Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
Information is also available from the data aggregation services that FWPA is undertaking for industry. This includes detailed monthly sales volumes from FWPA’s softwood data aggregation service that now covers more than 90% of monthly industry sales.
FWPA is also working to develop data aggregation systems for other industry sectors including hardwood sawmillers and forest growers. As data from these services is harvested summary information will be available through the dashboard.
Information of a more specialised nature is only provided to FWPA Members and Associate Members through a dedicated log in. When complete, this will be structured to provide a broad range of interactive data in three key areas, international, national and domestic.
Incorporating user feedback and enhanced usability, the new FWPA website offers visitors a new fresh design and improved search function for easier access to the site’s extensive database of research reports and industry information.