Price for lumber exported from New Zealand decreased 32%.
Exports of logs from New Zealand decreased 4%.
OneFortyOne’s Kaituna Sawmill and its partners celebrated its first export shipment of woodchip out of Port Marlborough, as part of a new export initiative with partner Marusumi Whangarei Co ltd.
Exports of plywood from China contracted 24%.
Price for wood pellets imported to South Korea added 0.1%.
Imports of softwood lumber to China slipped 3%.
Price for softwood logs imported to China slipped 5%.
Price for wood pellets exported from Russia to South Korea edged up 1.4%.
Imports of wood pellets to United Kingdom surged 3%.
SPM International, Sweden, announces the establishment of its new subsidiary SPM Instrument PTY. Based out of Durban, South Africa, the new entity will be managing SPM business in the sub-Saharan countries, thus laying the foundation for further growth in the region.
Exports of wood chips from Chile added 0.9%.
Price for lumber exported from Chile decreased 7%.
British Columbia delegates are set to embark on the first post-COVID-19 forestry trade mission to Japan, seeking to increase market opportunities.
The export volume contracted 14% to 280.4 thousand tonnes.
The export volume lost 6.6% to 2,836.2 thousand m3.
Global trade of softwood lumber fell about 10% in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. Most of the decline was driven by lower lumber demand in China, the US, and Germany.
The export volume grew 10.3% to 186.8 thousand m3.
The import volume decreased 20.4% to 174.2 thousand m3.
In September, price for wood veneer imported to Japan soared 282%.
The import volume expanded 7.6% to 926.5 thousand tonnes.