n Farmer’s Weekly - Record timber exports for SA : market analysis




The SA timber industry has performed well over the past 12 months, with exports reaching a record R26,3 billion and imports closing at R21,5 billion. The weakening rand and the higher prices for international wood and related products saw producers realising a year-on-year increase in producer prices of up to 21%. Production cost increases were limited to the rate of inflation. Consequently, demand for plantations and profitability supported an increase in land value of 15%.


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