knew it was bad
didn't realise it was this bad
nz construction pine appears to generally be sold for way less than half the nz price in japan
about $14 for 6'
about $4 for 6'
in japan cheap construction wood is called SPF
meaning; spruce, pine, fir
could come from; siberia, nz or canada
once cut you can't really tell the difference
why the huge difference?
- 15% GST here, 5% there
- higher staff wages + kiwisaver etc
- lower staff productivity
- less efficient companies
- less competitive market place
- less bulk buying by retailers
- slightly different standards - no 'pink' treatment needed, slightly more generous cut
bunnings can hardly bargain with nz forest products by telling them that if they can't match the raw price of logs out of siberia for the year 2020 contract they'll lose the contract
because they just aren't set up for the logistics of accepting logs from there and processing themselves