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Chinese imports of logs drop sharply in 1H 2020

10 September 2020 ` 12:22  
China’s log imports fell sharply in 1H 2020 to 24.51 million m³ valued at US$3.558 billion, down 60% in volume and 62% in value from the same period of 2019. Of total log imports, softwood log imports fell 61%...

There has been a steady decline in the volume of Japan’s plywood imports in 1H 2020

2 September 2020 ` 17:54  
The volume of plywood imports dropped 28% YoY in 1H of 2020. Indonesia and Malaysia are the top shippers of plywood to Japan accounting for over 80% of all plywood imports. In June arrivals from Malaysia were down...

Dieffenbacher to manufacture the world’s longest continuous press

1 September 2020 ` 16:33  
With the construction of an 80 meter long CPS+, Dieffenbacher sets a record for the world’s longest continuous press for the production of wood-based panels. The press is the core component of an MDF plant ordered from Dieffenbacher...

VTK Invest to launch the production of biofuel

24 August 2020 ` 17:00  
The Industrial Development Fund (IDF) has approved a loan of 99 million rubles to VTK Invest LLC (Jewish Autonomous Region, Russia), the press service of the IDF reports. With its help, the company plans to launch the production...

UK imports of tropical hardwood plywood from China fall 60%

14 August 2020 ` 18:50  
The UK imported 40,000 m³ of tropical hardwood faced plywood from China in Jan-May 2020, 60% less than the same period last year. UK imports of this commodity from China were at unusually high levels in 1H 2019...

Russia – the largest supplier of sawnwood to China

11 August 2020 ` 19:12  
China’s 1H 2020 sawnwood imports totalled 13.83 million m³ valued at US$2.90 billion, a year on year decline of 64% in volume and 66% in value in 1H 2020. Most suppliers saw a sharp fall in sawnwood exports...

Japan’s plywood imports from China over 20% lower in May 2020

4 August 2020 ` 18:26  
Until March 2020 Japan reported a slight increase imports of plywood from the top three shippers, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. Starting in April and so far statistically recognized also in May import volumes trended down. Plywood imports from...

Furniture production in China decreased in January-May 2020 by 14.4%

28 July 2020 ` 15:56  
According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, 309.75 million pieces of furniture were produced between January and May 2020, a decrease of 14.4% YoY. In May, the production of furniture fell by 3.5% yoy to 70.67...

Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture slumped in April 2020

21 July 2020 ` 16:47  
Year on year, the value of April imports was down 29% and compared to the value of March imports there was a 22% decline in April. The most notable change month on month was in the value of...

Russian Timber Journal 06-2020: interview with Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enviva Partners; plywood export from Russia demonstrates confident growth; according to Rosleskhoz data, timber harvesting in Russia reduced by 8% in 2019 by final Rosleskhoz data

Russian Timber Journal 06-2020: interview with Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enviva Partners; plywood export from Russia demonstrates confident growth; according to Rosleskhoz data, timber harvesting in Russia reduced by 8% in 2019...

In 1H 2020 Svetlogorsk Pulp and Paper Mill increased shipments of bleached sulfate pulp by 85.7%

16 July 2020 ` 18:28  
In 1H 2020 Svetlogorsk Pulp and Paper Mill (Svetlogorsk, Republic of Belarus) sold over 134.000 tons of bleached sulphate pulp for Br131.7 million ($ 54.8 million). This is 85.7% more than in 1H 2019. The mill is steadily...