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Brazil’s forest products sector posts 18% growth in January

29-03-2018
Brazil, ITTO

Brazil’s forestry sector exports totalled US$901 million, an 18 per cent increase year-on-year in January 2018, buoyed by increased demand for pulp, wood-based panels and paper. Forest products account for almost 15 per cent of the value of the country’s agribusiness exports and five per cent of total exports. China was the main …

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 to allocate 29Bn yen to improve efficiency in wood industries

25-01-2018
Japan, budget, efficiency, ITTO

Japan will set aside 29 billion yen of its supplementary budget for strengthening the plywood and lumber industries. Part of this includes improving log production and logging road maintenance. Other efforts to promote wood products include boosting efficient manufacturing facilities, shifting to competitive items, lowering log producing cost …

Wood products trade in Guangdong sees robust activity

24-01-2018
ITTO, Guangdong, wood products, furniture

Imports Log shipments into Guangdong Province rose 11 per cent to 34.67 million cubic metres between January and Nov 2017. Sawnwood imports were 8.51 million cubic metres, up 21 per cent over the same period in 2016. MDF imports dropped 13 per cent to 72,500 cubic metres. Particleboard imports amounted to 194,700 cubic metres, a year-on-year …

Japan’s PB shortage sees construction schedules delayed

22-01-2018
Japan, construction, particleboard, ITTO

Particleboard, a commonplace for flooring in condominiums, is in shortage in Japan. Inventories have been low throughout the year and since late Nov, delaying construction schedules. Construction has also been delayed due to labour shortage anyway so the demand for PB was not particularly busy. However builders are still anxious to finish …