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Indonesian wood export sector optimistic about 2018 growth

19-01-2018
Indonesia, ITTO, wood exports

Indonesia’s wood product exports rose just over one per cent in 2017; exports in tonnage terms on the other hand, fell. Yet timber sector entrepreneurs are optimistic that 2018 will see increase in exports, according to Soewarni, chairman of the Association of Indonesian Sawn Timber and Processed Timber (ISWA). According to association …

NZ log exports reach a record $2.4Bn in 2017, sparking concerns over future log supply and efforts to value-add exports

18-01-2018
New Zealand, log, exports, China

New Zealand log exports hit a new record last year, exporting $2.41 billion of softwood logs in the first 11 months of 2017, surpassing all previous records for a full year, according to Statistics New Zealand. 75 per cent of these exports—worth $1.81 Bn—went to China, which has banned forest harvesting and reduced tariffs on imports …

Editor’s pickFinnish softwood exports rise 15% in 3Q/2017

04-01-2018
Finnish softwood exports

Finland’s timber sector enjoyed a good year with softwood lumber and planed lumber exports rising 15 per cent to 2.07 million cubic metres in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period the year before, according to a EUWID report. Shipments to Europe rose nine per cent to 812,148 cubic metres while exports to East Asia were 59 …

Malaysia closes 2017 with expectations for a good year

04-01-2018
Malaysia, wood exports

The value of wood product exports from Malaysia jumped from RM20.79 billion in 2014 to RM22.15 billion in 2015 before taking a slight dip last year to RM22.11 billion. The domestic market in 2016 was worth another RM18 billion bringing the total value of output to around RM40 billion. For 2017, the value of wood product exports up to June was …

Editor’s pickMalaysian exports of wood products expected to rise in 2017

25-12-2017
Malaysia exports, furniture, 2017

Malaysian-designed furniture at this year's MIFF. Image credit: Turnstone Singapore Malaysia’s exports of wood products are forecast to rise to RM23 Bn this year, up from RM21.86 Bn last year, according to the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities. Deputy Minister Nasrun Datu Mansur said the government will do all it can to …

Brazil hardwood mouldings loses market share to China

14-09-2017
China, USA, hardwood mouldings, exports

Shipments of Chinese mouldings to US were worth US$6.2 Mn, up 27 per cent year-to-date from June last year, while imports from most countries declined in June with the largest drop in imports from Brazil. Brazil’s shipments fell one-third to US$2.4 million. Imports from Malaysia fell to just over US$0.5 Mn in June. Imports from China …

Guangdong furniture companies thrive as sales increase

11-09-2017
Guangdong, furniture, exports, china, USA

Guangdong, generally known as the manufacturing home ground of the world, raked in a total income of RMB100.5 Bn in the first half of 2017, a year-on-year increase of 15 per cent, according to Guangdong Furniture Association. Wooden furniture dominate production, accounting for 56 per cent of the total. Income from this product segment was …