NZ sees robust sales for wood-based products exports

New Zealand’s exports of logs, wood, and wood-based products rose 14% to $43 million in April compared to the same period last year. The rise was mainly led by untreated logs, up 12% to $22 million. Exports of untreated logs fell 5.3%. Other types of wood also rose in value, such as logs treated with paint or stain (up $6.3 million), wood chips for use as fuel (up $3.9 million), and fibreboard (up $3.6 million).

In April total agriculture goods exports were valued at $4.3 billion, up $166 million (4%) from April 2015. 

Source: Wood Week