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 Market for ‘Green’ wood home furnishing outside of urban centres
Efforts are being made to develop markets for ‘green’ home furnishings in rural areas to create new opportunities for manufacturers in the post pandemic era.

There has been an increase in awareness of health issues since the end of the pandemic and the marketing of environmentally safe wood products across the country will add momentum to this trend.

According to a recent survey by the China Wood Production Industry Association (CWPIA) 50% of home decoration users are most concerned about formaldehyde, 30% are concerned about "energy saving and environmental protection" in the choice of home decoration, 20% choose "close to nature" as the theme style for home decoration. In light of this survey it is anticipated the ‘green’ household products will find a ready market.

The advantages of wooden frame buildings in the context of global energy conservation and emission reduction are gaining attention as wood frame buildings have natural advantages as carbon is fixed for a long period.

Modern wood frame building materials have been included in the Green Building Materials Certification Directory. 2023 will be the year for promotion year of green building materials to the countryside and promotion will be 5 pilot regions. With promotion more consumers can gain a clear understanding of the concept of green building materials.

Sales of green building materials in rural areas has played a positive role in improving the productivity of building material product manufacturers by lifting the consumption of green building materials, improving the quality of rural housing construction and promoting a good atmosphere for green consumption.

Experience suggests it can take two years of practical experience to realise comprehensive promotion. 2022 was the first year that green building materials were be sold in rural areas. Although some achievements have been made, many supporting activities and implementation plans have not been implemented in pilot regions due to the impact of the epidemic. This year, as the impact of the domestic epidemic dissipates, the campaign to send green building materials to the countryside is expected to expand.

Nankang furniture at Milan Furniture Fair
Nankang Furniture made its debut at the Milan International Furniture Fair in April this year with the opening of a "Nankang Furniture Pavilion". The aim was to further penetrate the EU market, expand communication and links between Nankang furniture makers and overseas enterprises and extend industrial services to overseas markets.

The Nankang Furniture Exhibition Pavillion extended over an area of about 800 square metres. A large number of Italian enterprises showed interest in investing in Nankang district of Ganzhou City.

Nankang District has signed a tripartite strategic agreement with Milan Polytechnic University and a design company on the construction of an Italian/Chinese Design Research Center. According to the agreement Nankang send Chinese college students and design talents to Italy for training to further enhance the brand influence of Nankang Furniture.

Particleboard project by Yalun Machinery and Pakistan ZRK Group
China Yalian Machinery and ZRK Group, the largest wood-based board supplier in Pakistan, will jointly build one of the largest particleboard plants in Asia.

Rizhao has become the largest timber import port for the first time Rizhao in southeastern Shandong Province is situated on the coastline along the Yellow Sea and features a major seaport, the Port of Rizhao. This is one of the main modern port cities and is known for its handling of timber imports. Rizhao Port handled nearly 10 million cubic metres of wood in 2022 becoming the largest timber import port in China for the first time.

In the future, Rizhao will continue to take advantage of its Port facilities and expand the handling of imported wood, promote the healthy and efficient development of the whole industrial chain including production and processing, logistics and sales and attract wood enterprises to Rizhao.

2023 Global Wood and Wood Products Conference in Rizhao
In July this year a Global Wood and Wood Products Conference (GWT China) will be held in Rizhao City. The China National Wood Products Distribution Association and Rizhao Municipal People's Government signed a cooperation agreement to hold this event.

This conference will invite government agencies, enterprises, international organisations from New Zealand, Russia, the United States, Canada, Japan, Germany, Poland and Brazil, as well as wood traders from all over the world to gather in Rizhao City for discussions on the international wood industry and the market situation of wood products, the development pattern of wood port economic circle and other issues.

Business matchmaking meetings will be held to promote the complementary chain of Rizhao's imported wood processing industry, promote its high-quality development and promote Rizhao City as a wood industry port with international connections.



LM        Loyale Merchant, a grade of log parcel  Cu.m         Cubic Metre
QS         Qualite Superieure    Koku         0.278 Cu.m or 120BF
CI          Choix Industriel                                                       FFR            French Franc
CE         Choix Economique                                                        SQ              Sawmill Quality
CS         Choix Supplimentaire      SSQ            Select Sawmill Quality
FOB      Free-on-Board     FAS            Sawnwood Grade First and
KD        Kiln Dry                               Second 
AD        Air Dry        WBP           Water and Boil Proof
Boule    A Log Sawn Through and Through MR              Moisture Resistant
              the boards from one log are bundled                      pc         per piece      
              together                      ea                each      
BB/CC  Grade B faced and Grade C backed MBF           1000 Board Feet          
              Plywood   MDF           Medium Density Fibreboard
BF         Board Foot F.CFA         CFA Franc        
Sq.Ft     Square Foot               Price has moved up or down

Source:ITTO'  Tropical Timber Market Report