Forestry and wood processing spotlight report series
This series of spotlight reports provides information, insights and an international perspective into New Zealand’s forestry and wood processing sector, with a particular focus on how the sector can increase domestic processing of logs and add value to volume.
Please note these reports are not an official part of the sectors report series, and statements or advice contained within do not necessarily reflect government policy.
Published: 28 May 2019
An overview paper covering the series of spotlight reports on the wood processing sector prepared for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment by Forest Economic Advisors.
Published: 12 Apr 2017
An annex to the overview paper providing an overview of Forestry Innovation Investment
Published: 18 May 2019
A paper exploring the possibility of a New Zealand wood processor profitably selling sawn timber into the Chinese market. It is possible, though due to high wood costs all other conditions must be optimal.
Published: 22 Aug 2018
A paper describing the key characteristics of a wood supply agreement, outlining what terms are used to secure long-term supply agreements and contrasting the New Zealand situation with wood supply agreements in North America.
Published: 18 Feb 2019
A paper outlining the work of Forestry Innovation Investment, an agency charged with maintaining, creating and diversifying markets for British Columbia forest products. FII is recommended as a model that New Zealand could use to support its wood pro…
Published: 4 Apr 2019
A paper outlining how a log tax and export quota system imposed by the Russian government restricted export of Russian logs. This resulted in increased Russian sawmilling, as well as higher prices and demand for logs, which has led to increased impor…
PDF, 548KB, 10 pages
Published: 28 May 2019
A paper detailing how log exports restrictions in British Columbia have been implemented, their impact on the competitiveness of sawmills in British Columbia and the opportunity cost of the restrictions given the inability of the forestry industry to…
PDF, 1.1MB, 14 pages
Published: 5 Aug 2018
A paper outlining the importance of pruned log supply to wood processors in the Central North Island and detailing the decreasing levels of supply due to a shift away from pruned forests towards higher volume, lower rotation and lower cost structural…