Timber in Southeast Asia, Africa, North America and Russia is China’s main source of imports. Due to factors such as reduced resources, national policies, exchange rates, and transportation costs, prices have not been the same as in the previous two years. Since the beginning of the year, the signal of the shortage of global timber resources has been continuously issued, and the price increase of imported timber is no longer news. A Northeast floor production entrepreneur told reporters that timber imported from North America this year has risen by at least 30%.
Russia, Malaysia and other countries have successively announced policies to reduce timber exports. Recently, according to the notice of the Forest Products Industry Association, some rare and endangered species such as rosewood and ebony in Madagascar are rapidly decreasing, attracting the attention of many countries. These woods are mainly used to make traditional style mahogany furniture in the high-end classical furniture market in China. Circulation.
Throughout the domestic wood industry, the implementation of the national natural protection project, the forest area is banned and cut, the supply of wood suitable for furniture production is reduced, it is understood that Jilin, Yunnan, Guangxi and other production of wood The major provinces all indicated that forestry has significantly reduced production. The tightening of timber supply at home and abroad will become more apparent in the future.
Downstream merchants spread risk or control upstream
The impact of timber supply on the production of downstream furniture and flooring is the first to bear the brunt. In the furniture and flooring industry, the reporter found that some manufacturers are looking for new sources of plates, which gives more space for other plates.
Tightening of timber resources at home and abroad has led to price hikes that are inevitable. In this case, the price increase of all the plates is like a lasting ‘hard decision’. It is understood that the domestic wood-based panel production giants Jilin Senlu Lushuihe plate after the price increase at the beginning of this year, is brewing next year’s price increase, the timing and magnitude of the price increase is still being discussed. In addition, other domestic plate producers and imported plates such as EGGER also joined this trend. Zhong Hongwen, the general agent of Germany’s EGGER plate China, revealed that the downstream flooring furniture industry will spread the risk this year due to the rising prices of imported timber such as transportation and raw materials.Release date: 2011/11/4 8:51:43
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