Waking The Sleeping Giant: An Analysis Of Australia’s Position in the International Pulpwood Market
Dr Gary Inions - 1992
The forecast for the Australia forests products industry, under an assumed modest economic growth and a recovery in residential construction, is for an increase in domestic consumption.
Sawn timber consumption is forecast to rise six percent in 1991-91 and by two percent per annum over the medium term, while wood-based consumption is forecast to rise by nearly three percent in 1991-92 and by 4.5 percent per annum in the medium term.
However, consumption of paper and paper products is projected to rise by less than one percent in 1991-92, but by three percent a year over the medium term.