Japan’s plywood imports up 4% in 2017

Market: Plywood
Posted March 15, 2018
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Japan’s plywood imports in 2017 at almost 250,000 cubic metres were 4% higher than in 2016, as ITTO reported.

Year-on-year shipments from China were down 3%, Indonesian shipments were down 5% which left Malayia accounting for the rise in 2017 imports. Shipments from Malaysia were up around 9.5% year-on-year.

The surge in 1Q 2017 imports was due to the high volumes arriving in Japan from Malaysia and Indonesia however the level of shipments slpiped in subsequent quarters.


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Please check your numbers or time period because acc. to ITTO : 2017 Imported plywood was 2,904,100 cbms, 4.8% more.
16.03.18 12:22
Dear Vesa Ahonen, thank you for close reading of our news! But there meaning is 250,000 cubic metres more than in 2016. It is not total amounts for 2017, just increased 250,000 cubic metres.
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20.03.18 08:56
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