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Quick overview of this year’s International Hardwood Conference

Venice hosted the most important hardwood lumber conference in the world, on the 16th of November. More than 150 people [...]

Wood pellets production and demand grows in Asia; prices are rising

Increases in Vietnam’s wood pellet spot prices accelerated during the third quarter of 2017, boosted by strengthening Japanese and [...]

Japan’s sawnwood exports grew by 60% this year

Japan's lumber exports have significantly increased during the last two years. For the first eight months of this year [...]

Indonesia: Bright prospects in furniture export markets

Panggah Susanto, Director General of Agro Industries within the Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin), is on record as saying within two [...]

Latest prices for Indian teak, sawnwood and plywood

The price list for teak, sawnwood and plywood between 16-31 October, 2017.    Plantation teak prices [...]

Siempelkamp to deliver longest 4’ ContiRoll to Thailand

The Thai Vanachai Panel Industries Company Limited placed its 12th order with Siempelkamp in October, Siempelkamp reported. The order includes [...]

Changing competitive landscape of China’s wood market

In 2016, China’s commercial timber trade volume (including logs and sawn lumber) was about 160 million m3, of which [...]

Chinese hardwood chips imports to hit new record

Roughly half of all hardwood chips traded in the Pacific Rim have been destined for Chinese ports in the 1H [...]

Sarawak government plans to enforce mandatory certification for timber concessions by 2022

Sarawak's government has announced that it will be mandatory for all timber companies to obtain sustainable forest management (SFM [...]

EU sawn tropical hardwood imports continue to slide

The latest trade data shows that EU imports of sawn tropical hardwood have continued to slide this year, despite on [...]