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Editor’s pick21st Australian Timber Design Awards winners announced

10-12-2020
Australia, timber, design, architecture

The Annual Australian Timber Design Award winners for 2020 were announced on 2 December 2020 at a virtual event, with BVN and TTW receiving first prize for their Marrickville Library project. Marrickville Library (Photo: Tom Roe) The Marrickville Library and community centre is located on the site of the former Marrickville Hospital site which …

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 …

Malaysia: Sarawak "Timber Master Plan" in the making

03-12-2020
Malaysia, Sarawak, timber trade

Sarawak’s Deputy Chief Minister, Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, has indicated that a Timber Industry Master Plan will be released to chart the direction of the timber industry, reports the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The Master Plan envisages that timber industries in the Malaysian state will achieve export earnings of RM8 …

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