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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 …

Editor’s pickMDF is the future of Furniture in India

11-09-2018
MDF, India, furniture market, ready-made furniture, plywood, particleboard, GREENPANEL

India’s furniture market is undergoing a major shift with a move towards ready-made furniture and a rising preference for medium density fibre (MDF) over plywood in line with the global trends. Moreover, the culture of ready-made furniture is being accepted widely across India as we see in the case of IKEA. The growth rate of plywood today …

Segezha Group to start large-size long-grained plywood production

24-07-2018
Segezha, plywood, birch plywood, Vyatsky Plywood Mill, automatic plywood production, Russia wood

Segezha Group launched a new premium birch plywood production, the second stage of Vyatsky Plywood Mill thus representing the completion of regional priority investment project of the timber holding company Segezha Group (affiliated to Sistema JSFC). For the first time in Russia, new automatic plywood production lines are installed on the new …

Editor’s pickMore Chinese wood products added to Trump's future massive tariff list

24-07-2018
U.S.-China trade war, lumber, U.S. market, furniture, oak, beech, maple, ash, cherry, particleboard, various types of plywood, doors

As the trade war between U.S. and China heats up, U.S. President Donald Trump has listed more than $200 billion worth of Chinese exports to the U.S. that may be subjected to new tariffs come end of August. The list is massive and includes industrial goods and chemicals, consumer products, and wood products. If the list comes into effect, just …

Editor’s pickEVOL: Sanding Evolution

23-07-2018
Evol, IMEA, sanding machines, wood panels, MDF, particleboard, plywood, thin boards

At LIGNA 2017 IMEAS launched EvoL, a new line of calibrating and sanding machines for woodbased panels. The new EvoL model is the ninth generation of sanding machines. As the name suggests, it is the evolution of the company’s 50-year-long experience and know-how in sanding for MDF, particleboard, plywood and other wood-based panels. The …

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 plywood market sees increased activity towards end 2017

19-01-2018
ITTO, Japan, plywood supply

Japan’s total plywood supply in Oct 2017 was 511,900 cbm, up four per cent YoY and four per cent more compared to September figures. The plywood market was very active with total domestic supply in October reaching 280,300cbm, of which softwood plywood made up 267,800cbm. Plywood exports reached 286,200cbm, 4.8 per cent more YoY and 2.2 …

Supply crunch forces Shin Yang to slash their plywood shipments to Japan

10-07-2017
Shin Yang, plywood

Malaysia's Shin Yang group will reduce Japan-bound shipments of tropical plywood used in concrete formwork by about 30 per cent starting in September, according to a Nikkei report. The company, one of the largest in Sarawak has sent a memo to trading companies in Japan of the cutback due to reduced supply of timber. Shipments to Japan for …