China

  • Valmet to supply an OptiConcept M container board making line to

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    Valmet will supply a new OptiConcept M container board making line with extensive package of automation to Shanying Paper, Guangdong at its Zhaoqing mill in China. The new board making line (PM 52) will produce kraft top liner grades and expand Shanying Paper’s business to Guangdong area. / Valmet
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  • The coronavirus epidemic in China has sharply reduced importation of forest products in early 2020

    Etiketter: Wood
    Imported forest products to China dropped by 750 million dollars in January and February, with the biggest decreases seen in lumber and pulp. / Wood Resources International
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  • Space issue in China brings halt to NZ log exports

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Lack of space in Chinese ports is bringing a virtual halt to New Zealand log exports to China. The Forest Owners Association says precautions in China against coronavirus have resulted in almost no offtake of logs in China for processing and exporters understand that the remaining log yard space at most ports near processing centres is quickly disappearing. / Timberbiz
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  • Europe surpasses Canada as lumber supplier to China

    Etiketter: Wood
    The market analyst company Woodstat reports that China imported approximately 1.88 million m³ of softwood lumber in December (-5% compared to 2018), according to figures from the Chinese Customs. The import totaled 27.1 million m³ during 2019 (+11% compared to 2018). Since China began importing softwood lumber in smaller volumes over 10 years ago, Russia and Canada have completely dominated as suppliers. Limited volumes have been imported from the US, Europe, Chile and New Zealand. / Woodstat
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  • China seeks expertise in sustainable forestry from Finland

    Etiketter: Forestry
    China is looking for solutions to opening up its forests to commercial use. Professor Guangzhe Liu brought his students to Joensuu, as he believes that expertise in sustainable forestry is strong in Finland. / Finnish Forest Association
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  • Residential buildings started in China 2019 at new record level

    Etiketter: Wood
    Building projects with a total floor space of 2272 million m² were started in China during 2019 (+8.5% compared to 2018), of which 1675 million m² were residential (+9.2%). "This new record level will of course support a high consumption and import of softwood lumber", says Jenny Wessung, CEO at the analysis company Woodstat AB who is specialized in the softwood lumber market. / Wood Stat
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  • Europe has rapidly become a major supplier of softwood logs to China

    Etiketter: Wood
    China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia. As a region, Europe is now the second largest supplier of softwood logs to China behind New Zealand, reports the WRQ. / Wood Resources International
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  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö explores strategic opportunities for its Decor paper business

    Etiketter: The pulp and paper industry
    Ahlstrom-Munksjö is currently exploring potential acquisitions, mergers and joint-ventures with decor paper suppliers in China to speed up the execution of its strategy and capture the attractive value-creation opportunity in the decor business. In addition, the company is investigating the possibility to attract outside capital investment into the Decor business to further fund such objectives. / Ahlstrom-Munksjö
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  • Log imports to China reached another record high in 2018

    Etiketter: Wood
    Log imports to China reached another record high in 2018, with New Zealand supplying 44% of the volume, reports the WRQ. / Wood Resources International
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  • Canadian sawmills gain market shares in China

    Etiketter: Wood
    Softwood lumber import in China during January-February 2019 totaled 3.82 million m³ (+16% compared to 2018). "This is a new record and the seasonally adjusted trend line for the Chinese import of softwood lumber is increasing at a record high level", says Jenny Wessung, CEO at the analysis company Woodstat AB who is specialized in the softwood lumber market.
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