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Jump in landed cost of North America logs

14-09-2018
landed cost, timber, China, trade war, plywood, import, Japan

Traders in China are blaming the depreciation of RMB and the trade war between China and the U.S. for the 30 per cent jump in the landed cost of imported North American logs. Despite the lowered log prices by U.S. shippers to maintain market share in China, the higher costs continue to be a major challenge to Chinese importers. However, landed …

Siempelkamp creates new growth opportunities for the wood-based materials industry in China

12-09-2018
Siempelkamp, China, wood-based material plants, composite, panel, Asia

In Asia, and especially in China, the use of alternative raw materials offers outstanding prospects to the wood-based materials industry. After all, millions of tons of rice straw burned in the fields every year are ideal sources of medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particle board. Siempelkamp, the global technology leader in the wood-based …

Editor’s pickChina Launches FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard

10-09-2018
FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard, China, FSC Principles and Criteria, FSC-certified forests, version 5, sustainable intensification

China is the second country in the Asia Pacific region after Nepal to publish a national forest stewardship standard based on the latest version of the FSC Principles & Criteria. China has published a national forest stewardship standard based on the latest version of the FSC Principles and Criteria (Photo credit: FSC APEC) The importance …

Editor’s pickLumber exports to China entering slower phase

06-09-2018
Lumber exports, China, softwood lumber

According to a recent report from analysis company Woodstat, the export of softwood lumber to China from leading exporting countries worldwide amounted to approximately 2.31 million m³ in June (two per cent less as compared to 2017). The export totalled 12.7 million m³ from January to June (three per cent less as compared to 2017). The …

Editor’s pick“You must be on the leading edge of technology, maintain high quality standards with an efficient cost structure”

23-08-2018
Samiron Mondal, Managing Director, Siempelkamp, Asia Pacific, China

Samiron Mondal, Managing Director, Siempelkamp. He is in charge of the wood-based business in Asia Pacific and production facilities in China. He also looks after the metal-forming and composite divisions within the company. PFA: You have been with Siempelkamp for 12 years. In your experience, what are some of the most significant changes in the …

China wood products trade in 2017

17-08-2018
2017 figures, China wood products, U.S, trade war, tariffs

Figures from China Customs shows that total value of China’s wood products trade (imports and exports) in 2017 climbed 10 per cent to US$156.4 billion. The growth in wood products imports grew 21 per cent to US$ 52.6 billion, significantly higher than the growth in exports (1.3 per cent), reported Wood Week. The US is the main importer of …