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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 …

China’s wooden furniture exports in 2018

25-07-2019
China, exports, wood furniture, 2018

The value of China’s wooden furniture exports was US$13.489 billion in 2018, a year on year decline of 2%, reported Global Wood. The US still is the main destination for China’s wooden furniture exports. The top 10 markets accounted for around 75% of all wooden furniture exports. China’s primary wooden furniture export markets …

German Sawmillers Call for Action to Curb Log Exports to China

17-07-2019
Germany, China, Log Exports

Germany’s main sawmilling association has called for customs and tax changes to reduce the high volumes of logs being exported to China. Lars Schmidt, managing director of the Federal Association of the German Sawmilling and Wood Industry (DeSH), also said German log availability was being impacted for nature conservation rules. Data …

EU ready to begin trade arbitration with Ukraine to lift moratorium on timber exports

18-10-2018
EU, Ukraine, lifting of moratorium, timber exports, Ukraine-EU Association Agreement

The European Union will likely begin commercial arbitration with Ukraine soon to lift a moratorium on exports of round timber as the one violating the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has said. “Unfortunately, Ukraine really violates the Association …

Vietnam’s forestry exports are slated to hit US$6.64 billion

02-10-2018
Vietnam, forestry exports

According to Nhan Dan (People) newspaper, trade surplus of key forestry products in Vietnam hit US$4.97 billion, with wood and wood products making up US$4.64 billion alone. For the first nine months of 2018, the United States (U.S.), Europe, China, and the Republic of Korea were the leading importers of wood and wood products from Vietnam, …

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 …