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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.

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.

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...

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.

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.