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Indonesia failed to take advantage of trade war and expand market share on U.S. furniture imports

03-09-2019
Indonesia, expand market share, U.S. furniture imports

Indonesian furniture producers are unable to take advantage of the trade war between the U.S. and China and expand market share in the U.S.. Based on data from the Indonesian Centre for Reform of Economics (CORE) in April 2018, when the U.S. Government began imposing tariffs on Chinese products, the furniture market share of China in the US was 48 …

U.S. slaps duties on $4.4 Billion of Cabinet Imports from China

02-09-2019
Wood cabinet, wood, vanities, imports, China, duties, American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance, unfair trade

$4.4 billion worth of imported cabinets is the next item to join the long list of Chinese goods slapped with U.S. levies in the U.S.- China trade dispute, reported Bloomberg. The Commerce Department said on 6 August that  it will ask the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from importers of the wooden cabinets and …

Russia could swamp Australasian markets with high grade timber

01-08-2019
timber, exports, imports, Russia

Russia is emerging as a major timber exporter that could potentially swamp markets in Australia and New Zealand, a forestry conference has been told. Dennis Nielson, director of NZ-based consultancy DANA, said Russia as a country was overwhelming in its scale, with a forestry industry to match. Mr Nielson, who has written a 500-page report on …

U.S. import of wooden furniture catches up

25-07-2019
U.S. imports, 2018, wooden furniture

The volume of U.S. imports of wooden furniture grew by 17% in May, surging ahead of 2018 year to date for the first time this year. Imports from China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Mexico all rose by more than 10%. Year to date, imports from Vietnam and Malaysia are up 29% and 13% respectively, reported Global Wood. The results of the Smith Leonard …

EU plywood imports down 7% in 2017

27-03-2018
ITTO, EU, imports, plywood

Total EU plywood imports in 2017 were down seven per cent to 2.159 million metric tonnes (MT), sparked by contraction in the ‘other hardwood’ plywood category, with imports down over 20 per cent from 1.346 million MT to 1.076 million MT. Analysts say part of this was likely due to a revision of customs product codes in 2017, which saw …

Japan’s wooden furniture imports sees some rise and fall

30-01-2018
Japan, furniture, imports

The cyclical trend in bedroom furniture imports is once again repeated in 2017. After peaking in the spring Japan’s imports of wooden bedroom furniture traditionally drop back in the months to year end only to pick up once again. Wooden kitchen furniture on the other hand have seen a surge in imports, partly due to home owners cashing in on …

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