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Brazil: Wood-based product exports rise 32% in October 2020

09-12-2020
Brazil, exports, trade, wood products

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has reported that in October 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 32% compared to October 2019, from US$222.6 million to US$293.7 million. The value of October pine sawnwood exports increased 29% year-on-year from US$36.6 million in 2019 …

China: Furniture exports from Harbin City recover

08-12-2020
China, furniture, exports, trade

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, furniture exporters have seen many overseas orders cancelled and enterprises in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, have slowed production. However, the rise of work-from-home culture in many countries has created demand for furniture suited to this work style. Manufacturers in Harbin City were quick to link …

Indonesia backed off plans to loosen rules for timber legality

21-05-2020
Indonesia, ministry of trade, legality, timber, forestry, SVLK, exports, EU, vertification

Indonesia has turned back on plans to weaken rules for the timber exports, following warnings that continuing the move would undermine efforts to combat illegal logging and deforestation, reported TTJ. According to Reuters, the changes in timber legality rules put forward by Indonesia's trade ministry earlier this year would have ended …

Sharp decline in China’s plywood and wood furniture exports; wooden doors rose in output value in 2019

18-05-2020
China, plywood, furniture, wooden doors, exports, 1Q 2020, coronavirus

According to China Customs, in the first quarter of 2020, China’s plywood exports were 1.85 million cubic metres valued at US$787.6 million, a drop of 85% and 82% respectively over the same period in 2019, reported ITTO. The main markets for plywood exports in the first quarter were the Philippines (131,000 cu.m), UK (129,000 cu.m), Japan …

Japan’s Forest Agency projects on new housing starts and forestry industry

08-05-2020
Japan, Forestry Agent, new housing starts, log supply, lumber, import, exports,

The Forestry Agency held wood demand projection meeting on March 23. Average new housing starts forecasted by 12 private think tanks are 847,000 units and two think tanks forecasted less than 800,000 units. Major house builders also reported that orders are declining and it is general view that starts of detached unit would continue to be severed …

Vietnam’s wood product manfacturers need to restructure production

27-03-2020
Vietnam, wood and wood products, manufacturers, exports, imports, trade, impact, restructure, COVID-19, coronavirus

Vietnam’s wood processing enterprises will need to continue reorganising their production and business activities to manage challenges during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). According to Vietnam News, the restructuring would help enterprises transit to production and …

Lanzhou City – the logistics centre for Russian timber

18-03-2020
Lanzhou city, Gansu Province, China, logistic centre, Russian timber, imports, exports, trade, ChinaEurope Express railway, distribution, Lanzhou New Industrial Zone

Russian timber will be distributed to all parts of China after arriving via the ChinaEurope express railway terminal in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, reported ITTO. This, say analysts, will promote the wood processing industry and strengthen the supply chain for imported timber from the Western Region. The Lanzhou New Industrial Zone is a major …

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