Commercial forestry values could see some upward pressure in 2024, with levels of activity starting to pick up and some encouraging market signals.

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According to the latest customs data, from January to December 2023, China imported a total of 16.7468 million cubic meters of New Zealand radiation pine logs (regardless of cross-sectional size), an increase of 2 percent year-on-year. 16.5855 million cubic meters of radial pine logs with a cross-sectional size ≥ 15cm, and 159100 cubic meters of radial pine logs with a cross-sectional size<15cm.

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Vietnam’s wood and forestry sector is aiming to export 15.2 billion USD worth of its products this year, an increase from the 14.47 billion USD last year which was down 15.4 percent from 2022, reported by vietnamplus.vn.

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Peruvian wood exports in 2023 reached US$100.9 million, a drop of 20% compared to the previous year (US$126.5 million) and represented just 0.1% of total national export shipments to the world according to the Association of Exporters (ADEX).

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According to bnnbreaking.com, the industry in Vietnam faces a tough road to recovery and industry attendees at the 2024 Vietnam International Furniture an Home Accessories Fair (VIFA EXPO) were vocal in discussing the hurdles which included diminished order volumes, the relentless quest for innovation in design and the logistical nightmares fueled by rising costs and geopolitical tensions.

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In 2023 the Brazilian furniture industry faced tough challenges as reflected in export earnings which fell by 11% compared to 2022 (US$735.3 million compared to the US$ 830.7 million in 2022). Global economic instability has had an impact on exports, particularly a decline in demand from the United States which accounted for 32% of total furniture exports in 2023, reported by abimovel.com.

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The Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCMC (HAWA) along with the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) recently announced the finalists for the 20th Hoa Mai Design Award 2023 during the Hoa Mai Exhibition Week.

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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has published a new version of FSC-STD-30-010 Controlled Forest Management Standard V3-0 with major changes in the structure and the contents of the standard. 

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China's log imports continue to recover

According to the latest customs statistics, in November 2023, the total amount of imported timber in China reached 5.41 million cubic meters, a year-on-year decrease of 8.68 percent and a month on month increase of 4.57 percent; The import value reached 7.2 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 16.01 percent and a month on month increase of 3.69 percent.

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After a modest 0.6 percent growth between June and July 2023 furniture production in Brazil experienced a remarkable 16 percent increase in output in August totaling 36.8 million pieces. This increase helped off-set the accumulated losses for the early part of the year according to IEMI (Institute for Industrial Studies and Marketing).

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