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Vietnam’s wood and wood product exports achieved 19.5% growth in 2019

12-02-2020
Vietnam, wood, wood product, exports, FDI enterprises, vietnamese-owned enterprises, growth

According to Vietnam’s Customs, in 2019 the total value of wood and wood product exports from 2,392 enterprises (Vietnamese-owned and FDI enterprises) amounted to US$10.647 billion (19.5% higher than what was achieved in 2018) lifting the wood and wood product export rank to 6th amongst Vietnamese export commodities, reported ITTO. (Wood …

Vietnamese manufacturers seek opportunities amid drop in wood chips exports to

10-02-2020
Vietnam, wood products, wood chips, decrease, exports, China, coronavirus, pandemic

Vietnamese authorities and businesses are making efforts to promote domestic consumption of agricultural products, which are piling up due to the impact of novel coronavirus outbreaks in China, reported Vietnam News. Export turnover is forecast to decrease in the first quarter of this year due to the epidemic and subsequent impact on …

Ghana see decline in wood product exports in 2019

10-02-2020
Timber Export Development Division of the Forestry Commission, TIDD, Ghana, wood products, exports

Ghana's total export volumes from January to November 2019 stood at 280,223 cubic metres and export earnings were euro 140.74 million (USD 154.13 million). However, exports were down 24,152 cu.m (-8%) and euro 32.18 million (-19%) when compared to the same period in 2018, reported ITTO. Ghana’s export statistics from January to November …

India's American hardwood lumber and veneer imports on track to have a record year

17-01-2020
Furniture market, India, AHEC, hardwood lumber, veneer, exports, red oak, INDIAWOOD, furniture manufacturing

A booming furniture market is expected to drive up demand for American hardwoods in India this year, according to the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry. With the total value of American hardwood lumber and veneer exports to India reaching USD 5.272 million in the …

Sarawak Timber Association warns of effects of raising minimum wages

17-01-2020
Sarawak Timber Association, minimum wage hike, government policy, rising costs, plywood, logs, exports, foreign labour, production, costs

Sarawak Timber Association (STA) expressed concerns over the Government’s latest decision to raise minimum wages (MW) to RM1,200 in 57 major cities and towns effective from 1 January 2020. In its press release, STA said that while the association continues to support the Government’s efforts and policies in spurring sustainable and …

Indonesia's forestry industry anticipates boost this year after exports fall to $11.6b in 2019

15-01-2020
Indonesia, wood products, exports, decline, veneer, panels, furniture, Association of Indonesia Forest Concessionaires, trade war, competitiveness

Indonesian’s wood products exports totalled US$11.6 billion in 2019, a 4 per cent drop from the previous year due to falling demand due to the ongoing trade war and the weak competitiveness of local products. Industry players, however, are more optimistic come 2020, thanks to policy reforms, reported Jakarta Post. Wood veneer, …

Analysis of China’s trade with the EU and VPA countries 2007-2017

13-01-2020
China, trade, EU, VPA, FLEGT, imports, exports, sawnwood, logs semi-processed wood products

The EU FLEGT Facility has issued a briefing note summarising an analysis of China’s trade with the European Union (EU) and Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) countries on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade from 2007 to 2017. The analysis is reviewed in a report on ‘China’s Trade of Wood Products with EU, EU Member …

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