Finnish Board-and-Pulp Mill Begins Operation in Guangxi Region

Finnish papermaker Stora Enso on Thursday [16 June 2016] put a 19-billion-yuan ($2.9 billion) board-and-pulp mill into production in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The mill, the largest single investment by a northern European company in China, is designed to churn out 450,000 tons of liquid packaging board and other high-end board products annually…Full

Chinese Imports of Vietnamese Agricultural Products Show Strong Growth in Early 2016

China remained major consumer of Vietnam’s farm products in the first three months of 2016, according to a report released by Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on Tuesday [26 April 2016]. China was the largest consumer of Vietnamese rice in the three-month period with 31.54 percent of the market share, said the

The Dalian Commodity Exchange Launches Fiberwood and Plywood Futures

China, the world’s largest source of forestry products, started trading fiberwood and plywood futures Friday at the Dalian Commodity Exchange. Shi Feng, secretary-general of the China National Forest Product Industry Association, said the launch of the two futures contracts will offer companies more tools in pricing, help them arrange production and sales, and hedge risks…Full

U.S. to Make Final Decision on Punitive Duties on Chinese Plywood Imports by Summer 2013

The US Commerce Department on Tuesday announced its preliminary affirmative determination in the anti-dumping duty (AD) investigation against imports of hardwood and decorative plywood from China, signaling that it may pose punitive duties on the products. The department said that Chinese producers and exporters sold hardwood and decorative plywood in the United States at dumping

British Columbia Optimistic Chinese Imports of Soft-Wood Lumber to Increase in 2013

China’s import of soft-wood lumber from British Columbia is down this year but demand should begin to accelerate by the end of 2013 as the world’s most populated country continues to build millions of homes to accommodate massive urbanization, an industry analyst said Wednesday. B.C. exported 5.4 million cubic meters of softwood lumber during the