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WRQ:China’s imported forest products decline sharply in early 2020

08-04-2020
China, import, forest products, softwood lumber, softwood logs, wood chips

The value of imported forest products to China dropped by 750 million dollars y-o-y during January and February 2020, with the biggest fall seen on the value of softwood lumber, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly The coronavirus epidemic in China has resulted in sharply reduced importation of forest products in early 2020. During January and …

New Zealand logs piling up in China

13-02-2020
New Zealand, logs, china, export, oversupply, pile up

While Chinese borders are not closed to New Zealand logs, there are issues with oversupply, and logs backing up at Chinese ports. Demand for new logs is falling as a result, said the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries. Forestry contractors warn 30 per cent of New Zealand’s logging crews are not harvesting as a result, reported …

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 …

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 …

Georgia-Pacific opens $135 million state-of-the-art lumber facility in Georgia

12-11-2019
Georgia-Pacific, lumber facility, Warren Country, Georgia, lumber production, pine logs,

Georgia-Pacific opens its newest lumber facility with an onsite dedication in Warren County, Georgia. The $135 million, 340,000-square-foot technologically advanced lumber production plants its flag on the same site as an existing lumber mill. The new facility currently adds more than 80 workers to the existing workforce, employing a total of 179 …

INCREASED EXPORTS OF PLANTATION LOGS FROM SARAWAK

13-09-2019
Sarawak, Malaysia, plantation, logs, acacia mangium, falcata, alternative raw material sources, gaharu, agarwood, bamboo

Logs from industrial plantations are fast becoming a major export for Sarawak as production from the natural forest has been reduced drastically. According to Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC), in the first half of 2019 Sarawak exported over 399,000 cu m of plantation logs, mainly acacia mangium, most of which was shipped to …

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