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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 …

Vietnam’s wood and wood product exports achieved 19.5% growth in 2019

12-02-2020
Vietnam, wood, wood product, exports, FDI enterprises, vietnamese-owned enterprises, growth

According to Vietnam’s Customs, in 2019 the total value of wood and wood product exports from 2,392 enterprises (Vietnamese-owned and FDI enterprises) amounted to US$10.647 billion (19.5% higher than what was achieved in 2018) lifting the wood and wood product export rank to 6th amongst Vietnamese export commodities, reported ITTO. (Wood …

Vietnamese manufacturers seek opportunities amid drop in wood chips exports to

10-02-2020
Vietnam, wood products, wood chips, decrease, exports, China, coronavirus, pandemic

Vietnamese authorities and businesses are making efforts to promote domestic consumption of agricultural products, which are piling up due to the impact of novel coronavirus outbreaks in China, reported Vietnam News. Export turnover is forecast to decrease in the first quarter of this year due to the epidemic and subsequent impact on …

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