International Trade – Wood Markets News

June 16, 2017

Taicang Port, China: Timber imports increased by 43% in 2016

Timber (log and sawnwood) imports through Taicang Port, China, amounted to 3.79 million cubic metres in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 43%, according to Taicang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau in Jiangsu province.Sawnwood imports through the port came to 981,000 cubic metres, a year on...
June 16, 2017

Japan’s wooden window imports down 17%

Wooden window imports into Japan for the first four months of this year are down around 17% compared to the same period last year. For every month this year imports of wooden windows have been well below that of a year ago, as ITTO reported.Over 75% of Japan’s wooden window imports come from China a...
June 15, 2017

Japan’s wooden door imports down 8% in April

Japan’s April wooden door imports dropped 17% compared to a month earlier and were down around 8% year-on-year, as ITTO reported.The volatility in monthly door imports is unusual and cannot be explained by either currency fluctuations or housing start trends.At 58% of all wooden door imports in Apri...
June 8, 2017

Canadian imports of tropical sawnwood increased by 6% in March

Canadian imports of tropical sawnwood increased slightly in March to $1.95 million. The value of year-to-date imports was up 6% from March 2016. Imports of mahogany sawnwood doubled in March to $138,948, as ITTO reported.Compared to March 2016 year-to-date imports of mahogany quadrupled. The growth ...
June 8, 2017

Huizhou City, China: wooden furniture exports rose 17% in 2016

According to Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, wooden furniture exports from Huizhou City in Guangdong province rose 17% to $133 million in 2016. Wooden furniture exports from Huizhou City have increased every year for the past 7 years. There are about 180 wooden furniture enterprises in ...
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