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  • April 19, 2021 13:25

Current topics in the German timber foreign trade discussed at GD Holz conference

The Foreign Trade Day of the The General Association of German Timber Trade (GD Holz) took place online for the first time this year and, with a gratifyingly high level of participation, brought a valuable exchange in unsteady times. For some of his colleagues, the farewell to long-term chairman Stephan Bührich was probably the biggest turning point...... [more...]

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  • April 19, 2021 12:13

EPAL pallet production increases despite Covid-19 pandemic

The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) has again recorded an increase in the production of EPAL pallets in 2020, after several years of growth...... [more...]

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  • April 16, 2021 12:17

Vietnam: Sharp wood product export growth in first quarter

Vietnam's wood, forest and wood product export earnings in the first quarter of 2021 reached US$3.944 billion, an increase of 41% over the same period in 2020...... [more...]

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  • April 16, 2021 11:08

Record low EU27 tropical timber imports in 2020

Total EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was US$2.99 billion in 2020, 9% less than the previous year...... [more...]

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  • April 13, 2021 11:30

Chilean wood chip exports were down 40% in 2020

Wood chip exports from Chile plummeted in 2020, with shipments falling by over 40% from the first quarter to the fourth quarter...... [more...]

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  • April 06, 2021 09:22

China: Decline in 2020 log imports

According to China Customs, log imports in 2020 totalled 59.20 million cubic metres valued at US$8.415 billion (CIF), a year on year decline of 2% in volume and 11% in value. The average price for imported logs was US$141 (CIF) per cubic metre, down 9% on levels in 2019...... [more...]

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  • March 25, 2021 12:22

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2021: Event Highlights Preview

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2021 takes place March 24 to 26 at the New International Exhibition Center in Shanghai, China and marks its 23rd consecutive year...... [more...]

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  • March 25, 2021 10:42

German furniture industry criticizes Easter lockdown

Jan Kurth, Managing Director of the Associations of the German Furniture Industry (VDM / VHK), commented on the current coronavirus restrictions in Germany ...... [more...]

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  • March 08, 2021 12:08

Overview of current trends in China's log import market

Since the beginning of the year, the Chinese timber market is impacted by a low availability of wood, rising prices which had brought anxiety to the market and increased the production and operation costs of Chinese enterprises...... [more...]

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  • March 08, 2021 11:50

Overview of Vietnamese wood product exports in 2020

In 2020, in spite of the pandemic, Vietnam's exports of wood and wood products (W&WP) amounted to US$12.371 billion, a year-on-year growth of 16%. Of this, WP export were valued at US$9.535 billion, 22.5% up compared to 2019 and accounted for 77% of total W&WP exports. With this growth rate W&WP steadily remain amongst top 6 export commodity groups in Vietnam...... [more...]

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