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Japan’s imports of Plywood rose 11% in August

Japan’s August imports of Plywood rose 11% year-on-year but compared to a month earlier August import volumes were flat, as ITTO reported.Over the past 12 months shippers in Malaysia, mainly Sarawak have provided the largest volume of Plywood to Japan. The second ranked shipper is Indonesia followed...
October 16, 2017

Ghana's wood product exports down 21% in 1H 2017

Ghana earned Euro 82.9 million from the export of 152,652 cubic metres of wood products in the 1H 2017. This represented a 25% decline in export earnings and a 21% decline in export volumes compared to the 1H 2016, as ITTO reported.June exports totalled 35,700 cubic metres, down almost 6% year-on-ye...
October 3, 2017

Brazilian wood-based product exports increased by 6.1% in August

In August 2017, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 6.1% in value compared to August 2016, from $224.8 million to $238.6 million, ITTO reported.The value of pine sawnwood exports increased 19% between August 2016 ($35.5 million) and August 2017 ($42.3 million)....
October 3, 2017

UPM Plywood starts using a new sustainable WISA BioBond gluing technology

UPM Plywood starts using a new sustainable lignin based WISA BioBond gluing technology in Plywood manufacturing. In the new technology 50% of the fossil-based phenol has been replaced with lignin obtained as a by product of kraf pulp production. UPM Plywood plans to take the new gluing technology in...
September 18, 2017

Ghana’s timber exports decreased by 31%

The volume and value of Ghana’s timber exports has been falling in each of the past five months. The country secured Euro 62.65 million from the export of 116,952 cubic metres of wood products in the first 5 months of this year representing a 27% drop in value and a 31% drop in volumes compared to t...
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