• Australian Harvest & Haul Cost Index – June 2022

    18th July 2022

    Margules Groome’s quarterly harvest and haulage cost index for Australian plantation operations is based on price indexation mechanisms used by industry, weighted by volume harvested (Figure 1). The previous index published in March for December 2021 showed a continued recovery in fuel prices as economic growth returned post-COVID-19 pandemic. The advent of the Russia-Ukraine war, subsequent trade sanctions on Russia, and ensuing impact of global energy prices have seen fuel prices go higher as predicted. The average diesel terminal gate prices (TGP) were being reported as ~2.10/L in June 2022. They have never been this high in nominal terms. Unfortunately, fuel prices will likely go higher still as the war drags on, Russian trade sanctions continue, and the Federal Government re-imposes the full fuel excise from late September.

  • Australian Softwood Residual Log Price Index – June 2022

    18th July 2022

    Margules Groome’s Australian Softwood Residual Log Price Index measures domestic softwood plantation residual log prices (excluding exports). The index measures the residual log value to the forest owner once harvest and haulage costs are subtracted from mill door log prices. It is a measure of the forest owners’ log margins or the spread between log prices and logistics (delivery) costs. It should be noted that there is no time lag between the indexes as shown.

  • Australian Softwood Residual Log Price Index – December 2021

    16th March 2022

    Margules Groome’s Australian Softwood Residual Log Price Index measures domestic softwood plantation residual log prices (excluding exports). The index is a measure of the residual log value to the forest owner once harvest and haulage costs are subtracted from mill door log prices. It is a measure of the forest owners’ log margins, or the spread between log prices and logistics (delivery) costs. It should be noted that there is no time lag between the indexes as shown.

  • Australian Harvest & Haul Cost index – December 2021

    10th March 2022

    Margules Groome’s quarterly harvest and haulage cost index for Australian plantation operations is based on actual price indexation mechanisms used by industry weighted by volume harvested. The previous index published in July 2021 showed a recovery in fuel prices as the economic growth returned following the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Australian Harvest & Haul Cost Index – June 2021

    10th June 2021

    Margules Groome’s quarterly harvest and haulage cost index for Australian plantation operations is based on actual price indexation mechanisms used by industry weighted by volume harvested. The previous index published in June 2020 showed a massive fall in fuel prices, some 29%, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic control measures on fuel demand.