China's fiberboard exports to the U.S. decline for four consecutive years
Core summary: In 2018, China exported nearly 1.79 million tons of fiberboard products, a year-on-year decrease of 14.3%; the value of exports was 1.119 billion US dollars, a decrease of 2.1% over the previous year, and four consecutive years of decline; the average unit price of exports was 625.17 US dollars / ton, a year-on-year increase 14.3%, ending the previous three consecutive years of decline.
In 2018, China imported 190,300 tons of fiberboard products, an increase of 8.3% year-on-year; the import value was US $ 142 million, an increase of 5.2% year-on-year; the average unit price of imports was US $ 746.19 / ton, a year-on-year decrease of 2.9%.
In 2018, China imported 71,600 tons of laminate flooring with an import value of 80 million U.S. dollars; it exported 979,500 tons of laminate flooring with an export value of 664 million U.S. dollars.
China's fiberboard products are mainly exported to the United States, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and Australia. Affected by the Sino-U.S. Trade friction, it exported 305,000 tons to the United States in 2018, a decrease of 8.1% over the previous year, and fell for four consecutive years, accounting for 17.0% of the country's total exports, and continued to rank first; exports to Nigeria were 195,000 tons, a significant year-on-year increase. 53.5%, jumped from the third to the second last year, and increased for two consecutive years, accounting for 11.0% of the country's exports; exports to Saudi Arabia were 119,000 tons, a significant decline of 47.1% year-on-year, accounting for 6.6% of the country's exports, from the above The second year of the year fell to third; exports to Canada were 109 thousand tons, a decrease of 12.8% from the previous year, and continued to rank fourth, and fell for two consecutive years; exports to Russia 106,000 tons, a 4.5% decrease from the previous year, and continued to rank first 5. Exported 85,000 tons to the UAE, down 18.3% from the previous year, and jumped from seventh to sixth. Exported to Australia 63,000 tons, up 10.5% from the previous year, and jumped from eighth to seventh. Exported 45,000 tons of Uzbekistan, ranking eighth; exported 44,000 tons of Vietnam, a significant decrease of 60.0% from the previous year, and dropped from sixth to ninth last year; and exported 38,000 tons of India, ranking tenth. Iran withdrew from the top ten countries exporting fiberboard products. On the whole, China's exports to the United States, Canada and the Middle East continue to decrease, and its exports to Africa and Eastern Europe continue to increase.
New Zealand, Germany and other countries continue to be the main source countries of China's fiberboard product imports. In 2018, China imported 42,600 tons and 38,300 tons of fiberboard products from the two countries, accounting for 43% of China's total fiberboard product imports. Imported 17,000 tons from Chile, ranking third; imported 0.9 million tons from Australia, a significant decline.