Since mid-January, continued measures taken by China to control the spread of coronavirus have slowed down China's timber market. While the virus is still spreading, the industry is expected to continue to take government restrictions and precautions. Many manufacturers of cork board have extended their shutdowns, which were originally expected to continue until the Chinese New Year celebration. Throughout February, thousands of employees worked from home. Prolonged shutdowns have slowed down operations at Chinese ports, causing delays in container handling. Interprovincial trucking restrictions have slowed port speeds.   ...
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