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Projected construction of a timber industry complex on the Sakhalin island, Russia, will have the capacity to process over 1.2 million m³ of raw material per year

11 December 2020 ` 18:48  
The ECC (Eurasian Communication Centre) along with WhatWood consultant agency had been tasked by the government of the Sakhalin region to conduct a study of the timber industry’s possible development directions within the Sakhalin area. This article presents...

China-Europe container shortage causes major surge in freight rates

27 November 2020 ` 16:32  
The recovery in China’s manufacturing activity after the Covid-19 lockdown has surged progressively and after a halt caused by quarantine measure in the European countries, demand for Chinese products in Europe has increased. Thus, a shortage of containers...

Slight rise in China’s tropical sawnwood import volume

10 November 2020 ` 18:36  
Of total sawn hardwood imports, China’s tropical sawnwood imports accounted for 2.99 million cubic metres (18% of all sawn hardwood imports) in 1H 2020, up by 2% YoY. The value of these imports was $942 million, down by...

Top 100 Russian timber industry companies by revenue and share

20 October 2020 ` 18:43  
Based on the results of 2018, the combined revenue of the Top 100 timber enterprises skyrocketed to the highest level in Russia’s contemporary history. The main reasons were high prices for timber products in global markets that sustained...

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...