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Decline in China’s tropical sawnwood imports in first half of 2019

09-10-2019
China, sawnwood, imports, first half of 2019, tropical sawnwood, softwood, hardwood

Data from China Customs shows that there was a slight rise in sawnwood imports in the first half of 2019. China’s first half sawnwood imports totalled 18.83 million cubic metres valued at US$4.43 billion, a year on year increase of 4% in volume but an 8% drop in value. Sawn softwood imports rose but sawn hardwood imports fell Of total …

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 …

Vietnam's Increasing Timber Imports

15-07-2019
Vietnam, Import

KUCHING: Vietnam, a major importer of Sarawak logs and timber products, has a blossoming downstream processing industry. Vietnam has been rapidly expanding its processing sector by increasing its imports of primary wood products, especially hardwoods, from over 100 countries.  In 2018, Vietnam’s wood processing industry imported …

China reports decline in 2018 sawnwood imports

25-04-2019
China, sawnwood, import, softwood, hardwood

According to China Customs, 2018 sawnwood imports totalled 36.74 million cubic metres valued at US$10.13 billion, a year on year decline of two per cent in volume and a slight increase (one per cent) in value. The average price for imported sawnwood was US$216 per cubic metre, up two per cent on 2017. Both sawn softwood and sawn hardwood imports …

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