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Japan reports import declining In April

Year on year, the value of Japan's wooden door imports in April dropped a further 16% adding to the year on year decline seen in March. April import values for wooden doors (HS441820) dipped 8% from March. As in previous months shippers in China and the Philippines dominated... [więcej...]

IKEA to review it's Ukrainian wood supply after critical report

Because of an NGO report on illegally sourced wood from Ukrainian suppliers used in some of IKEA's most popular chairs the is going to review its wood supply chain in the country. "We acknowledge that illegal logging remains a widespread global issue, and work proactively to... [więcej...]

Koskisen plans huge Investment in Järvelä sawmill

Koskisen group is planning an extensive sawmill investment in Järvelä, Finland, valued at an estimated € 35–40 million. The intention is to make the investment decision during 2020, and the new mill would start operations in 2022 with an annual capacity of 365,000 m³. The new sawmill... [więcej...]

Switzerland: a lot of beetle wood and lower construction activity expected

The Swiss timber market has so far navigated the pandemic "relatively well", the Swiss Timber Commission (HMK), which met in Bern on June 24, assessed the current situation. Many construction projects approved last year are currently in the implementation phase. The sawing... [więcej...]

Brazilian exports partially signal falling unit prices

In May 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) dropped 13.5% compared to May 2019, from US$ 273.3 million to US$ 236.3 million. The value of pine sawnwood exports declined 9% between May 2019 (US$47.7 million) and May 2020... [więcej...]

Ghana: Exports down by 33% in the first quarter

The volume of wood products exported during the first quarter of 2020 totalled 54,022 m3 earning € 26.58 million. Compared to the 2019 figure of 80,139 m3 (€ 41.76 million), the volume and value of exports were down by a third in the first quarter of 2020. Which suggests that, despite... [więcej...]

Peru: First quarter 2020 exports down by 20%

The Exporters Association (ADEX) has reported that in the first quarter 2020 Peru's wood product exports reached US$24.7 million FOB. This represents a decline of almost 20% compared to the first quarter 2019 (US$31 million FOB). Semi-manufactured products accounted for 58%... [więcej...]

European plywood sector struggles less than expected

Expectations of the impact of the pandemic on the European plywood sector turned out to be worse than the reality. EU and UK plywood importers and distributors took a range of steps to comply with social distancing and other health guidelines throughout the lockdown, it’s... [więcej...]

Indonesia is noticing increase in timber exports to China and furniture sector investment

Wood product exports to China between January and May this year increased despite the pandemic. Indroyono Soesilo, Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Forest Concessionaires (APHI), suggested that this was because Indonesia has a niche market in China. The... [więcej...]

Malaysia: pandemic impacts and eased restrictions

A recently released report details the upheavals experienced by the timber industry during the Movement Control Order (MCO) first implemented on March 18. Many companies faced challenges. To support industries the government introduced the so-called “Prihatin Stimulus Package”... [więcej...]

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Myanmar Teak: Scandal or no scandal in Croatian imports?

The NGO Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) suggests, in one of its reports, that a significant amount of teak from Myanmar was imported into the EU via Croatia from 2017 to 2019 without full evidence of legality. 10 loads with a total of 144 t teak worth at least ... [ więcej...]

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Stimulus of € 700 million for German forests

The Federal Government will offer € 700 million to deal with the damage in the German forest after two years of drought. The sustainable management of forests should be promoted as well as digitalization in forestry...... [ więcej...]

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New Zealand's log exports fell sharply in April 2020; average export prices up

New Zealand's log exports fell sharply in April 2020 after logging operations were suspended during alert level 4, but average prices per cubic meter picked up...... [ więcej...]


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