Plywood makers halt orders from Japan

TheStar Mon, Jul 12, 2021 08:40am - 2 years View Original

File pic shows Malaysian plywood undergoing quality tests before being exported.

KUCHING: More Malaysian plywood manufacturers have stopped taking new orders from Japanese buyers as the log shortage has disrupted their production activities.

The latest is Sabah’s largest tropical plywood manufacturer which halted from accepting new orders in May 2021, and this has resulted in severe supply shortage of the panel products in the Japanese market, according to the Japan Lumber Report (JLR).

In March, Sarawak’s top plywood manufacturer and supplier Shin Yang group had stopped taking new orders from Japanese importers to clear up the backlog orders.


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