International Trade – Wood Markets News

April 21, 2017

Peru's particleboard imports fall 4.6%

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During the first two months of this year the value of Peru's particleboard imports fell 4.6% compared to the same period last year. In the period January - February 2017 Chile was the main supplier of particleboard to Peru, as ITTO reported.While Chile maintained its rank as the top supplier, in the...
April 20, 2017

Luke: Finland's wood pellet production decreased by 10% in 2016

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Finland's production, export and import of wood pellets decreased in 2016 compared to the previous year, while a new record was set for producers’ pellet deliveries to customers, as Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) reported.“A total of 271,000 tonnes of wood pellets were produced in Finlan...
April 19, 2017

China’s softwood log imports increased by 13% in 2016

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China’s log imports in 2016 totalled 48.73 million cubic metres valued at $8.082 billion, a year-on-year increase of 9% in volume and 0.3% in value, ITTO reported.The average price for imported logs was $166 per cubic metre, a year-on-year decline of 8%.Of total log imports, 2016 softwood log import...
April 17, 2017

China’s hardwood log imports grew 1.6% in 2016

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China’s hardwood log imports grew 1.6% to 14.73 million cubic metres (30% of the national total log imports) in 2016, ITTO reported.The average price for imported hardwood logs in 2016 was $270 per cubic metre, down 11% on 2015.Of total hardwood log imports, tropical log imports were 9.1 million cub...
April 12, 2017

Japan’s wooden kitchen furniture imports down 11.5% in January

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In contrast to the rise in imports of wooden office and bedroom furniture, Japan’s January imports of wooden kitchen furniture dropped year-on-year (-11.5%), but compared to a month earlier imports rose slightly, ITTO reported.Despite the year on year fall in the value of wooden kitchen furniture th...
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