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Japan’s import of kitchen furniture improved in February, but bedroom furniture tumbled

22-05-2020
Japan, import, kitchen furniture, bedroom furniture, February

The Philippines and Vietnam accounted for over 85% of Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture (HS940340) in February, up some 10% from a month earlier. A further 8% of the value of imports was shipped from China leaving little market share for others, reported ITTO. Year on year, Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture …

U.S. import of tropical hardwood veneer, hardwood flooring and mouldings rose in March

21-05-2020
hardwood tropical veneer, hardwood flooring, moulding, U.S., imports, March 2020

A surge in imports from Italy helped U.S. imports of tropical hardwood veneer recover from a dismal February as March imports rose by 56%. Despite the gain, the month’s imports still lagged behind March 2019 import levels by over 30%, reported ITTO. Imports from Italy more than quadrupled in March and imports from Cote d’Ivoire more …

U.S. sawn tropical hardwood imports rise

20-05-2020
U.S., sawn tropical wood, imports

U.S. imports of sawn tropical hardwood recovered somewhat in March, growing by 28% from February’s record low. The 12,950 cubic metres imported is more than one-third less than that of March 2019, reported ITTO. Through the first quarter of 2020, imports are down 42% year to date. Imports from Ecuador fell by 14% in March and are down 74% …

Vietnam’s exports surge in four months despite pandemic

08-05-2020
Vietnam, trade, import, export, surge, January, April, 2020, wood products, pandemic

According to statistics released by the General Statistics Office (GSO), Vietnam's export value saw a year-on-year increase of nearly 5 per cent to an estimated US$82.94 billion in the first four months of 2020 despite the ongoing pandemic, reported Vietnam News. Domestic companies generated $26.45 billion from exports during the period, an …

Japan’s Forest Agency projects on new housing starts and forestry industry

08-05-2020
Japan, Forestry Agent, new housing starts, log supply, lumber, import, exports,

The Forestry Agency held wood demand projection meeting on March 23. Average new housing starts forecasted by 12 private think tanks are 847,000 units and two think tanks forecasted less than 800,000 units. Major house builders also reported that orders are declining and it is general view that starts of detached unit would continue to be severed …

Japan’s office furniture imports continue to surge

23-04-2020
Japan, import, office furniture, demand, surge

Exporters in China, Poland and Portugal continue to dominate Japan’s imported wooden office furniture(HS940330) sector. In January 2020, these three shippers accounted for over 80 per cent of the value of wooden office furniture imports. However, in January, shippers in Indonesia doubled their market share of imports to climb to around the …

South Korea announces preliminary decision to impose anti-dumping duty on plywood imported from Vietnam

22-04-2020
South Korea, anti-dumping, duties, tariffs, plywood products, Vietnam, import

South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has made a preliminary decision to place anti-dumping duties on plywood products from Vietnam, and requested the Ministry of Economy and Finance to impose an anti-dumping duty of 9.18 percent to 10.65 percent on plywood coming from Vietnam. The Ministry of Economy and Finance is expected …

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