Consistent demand but 'volatility' remains in forestry sector

Pricing in the forestry market remains down after some of the highs that came directly in the wake of COVID-19.

Malcolm Burns, founder of South Island-based forest procurement company Forest Distribution & Logistics (FDL), says the lower prices are driven by uncertainty in the market.

"There's still consistent demand, both domestically and in exports, but there's a lot of volatility and that's not helped by the shipping and exchange rates moving around steadily," Burns told Rural Exchange.

"But we're expecting it to consolidate as we all expect this crisis that's going on outside of New Zealand to settle."

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