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Log Distribution Limited NZ opens to improve log exports

09-04-2019
New Zealand, forestry, import & export

Four forestry companies operating in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand have announced the formation of Log Distribution Limited, a joint venture company which commenced operations on 1 April 2019. Log Distribution Limited is a collaboration between FOMS Ltd, Forest Enterprises Growth Ltd, Wairarapa Estate Ltd and Norsewood Estate Ltd which aims …

Log imports to China reached record high in 2018

01-04-2019
China, import

China had another record year of softwood log imports in 2018, when over 40 million m3 of logs landed at Chinese ports. This was the third consecutive year of year-over-year increases, with 2018 volumes being up 37 per cent from 2015. Although import volumes fell slightly from the third quarter of 2018 to the fourth quarter of the year, the …

Jump in landed cost of North America logs

14-09-2018
landed cost, timber, China, trade war, plywood, import, Japan

Traders in China are blaming the depreciation of RMB and the trade war between China and the U.S. for the 30 per cent jump in the landed cost of imported North American logs. Despite the lowered log prices by U.S. shippers to maintain market share in China, the higher costs continue to be a major challenge to Chinese importers. However, landed …

EU plywood imports down 7% in 2017

27-03-2018
ITTO, EU, imports, plywood

Total EU plywood imports in 2017 were down seven per cent to 2.159 million metric tonnes (MT), sparked by contraction in the ‘other hardwood’ plywood category, with imports down over 20 per cent from 1.346 million MT to 1.076 million MT. Analysts say part of this was likely due to a revision of customs product codes in 2017, which saw …

Japan’s wooden furniture imports sees some rise and fall

30-01-2018
Japan, furniture, imports

The cyclical trend in bedroom furniture imports is once again repeated in 2017. After peaking in the spring Japan’s imports of wooden bedroom furniture traditionally drop back in the months to year end only to pick up once again. Wooden kitchen furniture on the other hand have seen a surge in imports, partly due to home owners cashing in on …

America is buying furniture again, as April figures show

07-07-2017
ITTO, USA, imports, furniture, shipments

Following a decline in wooden furniture imports in March, American imports grew 18 per cent in April to US$1.47 billion. Year-to-date imports were nine per cent higher than in April 2016.   Imports from China, Vietnam, Canada and Europe increased in April, while Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia and India exported less furniture to the …