International Trade – Wood Markets News

May 17, 2017

SFPA: Southern pine lumber exports increased by 11% in February

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Exports of Southern pine lumber remained steady in February, amounting to just under 58 million board feet (MMbf). This volume represents an increase of 11% above the same month last year, contributing to an overall year-to-date increase of 13% when compared with the first two months of 2016, as the...
May 15, 2017

Japan’s wooden kitchen furniture imports decreased by 15% in February

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The value of Japan’s February imports of wooden kitchen furniture dropped 15% year-on-year and by 12% month-on-month, ITTO reported.Vietnam was the major source of Japan’s wooden kitchen furniture at 36% of total imports of this category but shipments from Vietnam dropped 23% in February compared to...
May 2, 2017

China’s sawnwood imports increased by 21% in 2016

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China’s 2016 sawnwood imports totalled 32.15 million cubic metres valued at $8.14 billion, a year-on-year increase of 21% in volume, and 8% in value. The average price for imported sawnwood in 2016 was $253 per cubic metre, down 10% on 2015, as ITTO reported.Of total sawnwood imports, sawn softwood ...
May 1, 2017

Japan’s wooden furniture imports down 27% in February

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The value of Japan’s wooden office furniture imports in February 2017 was down 27% year-on-year and down a massive 45% month-on-month. This downward trend was mirrored by kitchen furniture imports which fell 15% year-on-year and 12% month-on-month, as ITTO reported.The low value of February wooden f...
April 27, 2017

China’s sawn softwood imports from Russia surged 45% in 2016

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Russia was the main sawn softwood supplier to China in 2016 and imports from Russia surged 45% to 10.79 million cubic metres, accounting for 61% of total softwood sawnwood imports, as ITTO reported.However, the second ranked supplier of sawn softwood was Canada but imports declined 15% to 3.87 milli...
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