sawnwood production declined by 44 per cent in the decade to 2013 14, while softwood sawnwood production increased by around 10 per cent.
For example, if the interior finish uses a particular domestic hardwood
, it is likely that the architectural element will also be specified in that same domestic hardwood
All of these factors equate to an enormous unfair advantage for Chinese manufacturers, and injure the entire domestic hardwood
Contrary to the recent downward price trend for softwood log, prices for domestic hardwood
logs, including Eucalyptus, birch and poplar, have gone up this year and were close to, or at record-high levels in the 2Q/12.
Almost all domestic hardwood
plywood is manufactured to meet the American National Standards Institute requirements for formaldehyde emissions.
For example, China's gain in the US furniture market alone reduced domestic hardwood
lumber consumption by over 20 percent (Howe et al.
There were even shipments of Eucalyptus chips from Brazil coming into the region as a supplement to the domestic hardwood
NextGen flooring is available in two lines: Armstrong Locking Hardwood(TM), a collection of exotic and domestic hardwoods
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furniture industry over the past two decades, it comes as neither a shock nor a surprise to learn that domestic hardwood
plywood and wood flooring producers are also losing out in a big way to foreign competition.
Since the late 1990s furniture imports have increased while domestic furniture production has declined, thus furniture manufacturers accounted for only 18 percent of domestic hardwood
lumber consumption by 2002.
Government policies to protect domestic hardwood
companies from global competition:
Similar to the residential construction industry, the basis for competition for domestic hardwood
suppliers might shift from a model of providing commodity-like products to helping customers find solutions to their increasingly specific manufacturing needs (Schuler et al.