Growers Data Series

Growers Data Series

To complement the ABARES national forest and wood products statistics work is progressing on establishing a data aggregation service for Australia’s forest growers.

A contact program commenced in late August, 2014 with 16 forest growers to explore the level of interest in aggregating data on log production and weighted average log prices for domestic and export sales. This covers major companies involved in:

  • Softwood Plantation
  • Hardwood Plantation
  • Native Forest

The response has generally been positive and at this stage most of the growers have confirmed participation. In addition some growers have also expressed interest in benchmarking measures of operational performance.

At present the national data is published annually with information for sawlog and pulp log volumes. By comparison some other countries such as New Zealand provide more regular information.

It is expected the growers’ data series will provide quarterly or 6 monthly data with detailed log grade data.

More information

Please contact Jim Houghton, Statistics and Economics Manager on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 9927 3260.

 

Our acknowledgment

In the spirit of reconciliation, Forest & Wood Products Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, and we acknowledge their connection to the land and their custodianship of Country and forests. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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