In February 2020, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) declined almost 14% in value compared to February 2019, from $251.7 million to $217.3 million.
Enviva Partners announced that its sponsor’s previously disclosed 18-year, take-or-pay off-take contract to supply Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., a major Japanese trading house, is now firm, as all conditions precedent have been satisfied.
New Zealand was the main log supplier to China in 2019 accounting for 29% of total log imports. The second ranked supplier of logs was Russia at 7.75 million m3, a year-on-year decline 28%, accounting for about 12% of the national total, down 6% over 2018.
Year-on-year, Japan’s December imports of wooden bedroom furniture rose 17% and month-on-month there was a 4% rise.
Year-on-year Japan’s December 2019 imports of wooden office furniture were up 16% but compared to the previous month December imports dropped 8%. China, Poland and Portugal have been the top shippers throughout 2019
About 28 million m3 was unloaded at the country’s ports last year.
VDMA expects 5% decrease of real production in 2020 amid virus outbreak.
In 2019, the EU exported wood products with a total value of Euro 22.3 billion, a 1% increase compared to 2018 (Euro 22.1 billion) but below 2017 (Euro 22.4 billion) when exports were at record levels.
Japan's year-on-year, December 2019 imports of plywood were unchanged but month-on-month there was an 8% decline in the volume of imports.
In January - November 2019, Peruvian timber exports reached $113.7 million FOB compared to $112.8 over the same period in 2018. Sawnwood exports between January and November 2019 earned $23.8 million FOB up 11% year-on-year.
Year-on-year the value of Japan’s wooden window imports were down 21% and December imports were down by around the same amount compared to November 2019.
Year-on-year December wooden door imports of Japan were flat as was month-on-month imports. However, compared to the value of 2018 imports there was a 3% increase recorded in 2019. Two shippers, China (62%) and the Philippines (23%), accounted for most of Japan’s wooden door imports in December repeating their performa...
In January 2020, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) declined 8.6% in value compared to January 2019, from $226 million to $206.5 million.
According to Germany's Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, weak industrial production worldwide and growing protectionism have left their mark on the export balance of mechanical engineering companies from Germany.
On-the-ground experts check supply chain practices, supported by a suite of scientific tools such as DNA and isotope testing to independently verify data.
Wood pellet sales volume has risen by 19.5% to 3,564 thousand tonnes.
Certification was received by the branch of Ilim Group in Koryazhma called Koryazhma Forest.
Total U.S. packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in January 2020 decreased 3% compared to January 2019. The operating rate was 87.9%, down 2.8 points from January 2019.
The leading manufacturer for state-of-the-art woodworking machinery Weinig and Awutek have agreed that the representation and import of Weinig Group machines in Finland will be transferred exclusively to Awutek Oy.
Sarawak, Malaysia , exported 1.3 million m3 logs in 2019. By comparison, the total volume of logs exported in 2018 was 1.4 million m3. The species which contributed the most value was meranti at 402,971 m3.