Domestic timber prices have risen by an average of 25%, building and furniture materials are in short supply. What's going on?
Release date: 2021-04-12 13:47 Source: unknown Author: admin Click:
At the beginning of this year, the news media reported that: The world timber market has seen a sharp rise in wood prices, and some foreign builders have to stop the construction due to the high price of wood.
After the news broke, many domestic wood processing enterprises did not take this news disclosure seriously. In the view of many domestic wood processing enterprises, the fluctuation of wood price in the world timber market may not be transmitted to China. Therefore, there is no need to worry about the rise of wood price in the world timber market.
However, just recently, the price of timber in our domestic market has also risen sharply. The price of ordinary building timber has increased by 20% on average; The price of furniture materials has gone up by an average of 30%. At the same time, the timber supply has also been seriously out of stock.
In the case of rising wood prices and out of stock, some small furniture factories have to close down, while some large furniture factories are still struggling to support due to some "timber storage".
So, how can the world timber market be out of stock?
In fact, Since August last year, there has been a shortage of wood in the world timber market. Wood shortage The main reasons are as follows:
1、 As a result of the worldwide epidemic situation, the amount of timber felling and the production of lumber have decreased by 30%
The main timber exporting countries in the world are the United States, Canada, Sweden and Russia. According to the statistical data of European Timber Association in 2012, Sweden's timber export volume reached 120 million cubic meters, making it the world's largest timber exporter; The log export volume of the United States is about 11 million cubic meters, which is the second largest timber exporting country in the world; Russia exports about 10 million cubic meters of timber a year, which should rank third. Canada exports 40 million cubic meters of sawn timber and 12.5 million cubic meters of wood-based panels annually, ranking first in the total exports of sawn timber and wood-based panels.
Since the beginning of last year, due to the impact of the worldwide epidemic situation, the timber cutting volume and plate production of these major timber exporting countries have decreased by 30%. A large number of wood cutting workers and wood processing workers have been isolated at home, resulting in the reduction of wood supply.
Since last year, some of the world's major timber exporting countries have experienced abnormal climate phenomena, with continuous rain and rain for several months. As a result, timber loggers are unable to carry out deforestation, resulting in a serious shortage of timber felling.
It is based on the above two reasons that lead to the phenomenon of shortage of wood market in the world. In the state of shortage of wood market, its price will naturally rise.
So, how can the shortage of wood market in the world lead to the shortage of wood market in China?
China is a country with scarce forest resources, but China is the second largest timber consuming country and the largest timber importing country in the world. In recent years, with the continuous promotion of China's ecological environment protection, China's dependence on imported wood is also increasing year by year. Therefore, the phenomenon of shortage in the world timber market will inevitably be transmitted to China, which leads to the phenomenon of insufficient supply in China's timber market. In the case of insufficient supply in the wood market, the price of wood will naturally be pushed up.
However, there is already information that: Some countries in Europe are gradually restoring deforestation to normal levels. Therefore, experts expect that the shortage of wood supply in the world will be alleviated in the second half of this year. By that time, timber prices are expected to fall.