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Japan puts 4% rise on Indonesian plywood imports from June

Japan decided to put a 4% rise on the prices for Indonesian plywood to be delivered in June, being the [...]

Japan prepares for biomass power plant surge and boosts imports of wood chips

Trading houses and electricity retailers in Japan are currently increasing the imports of wood chips and palm shells due to [...]

Vietnam: Value of wood and wood products exports expected to surpass US$ 8 billion this year

Vietnam's wood and wood products exports are forecast to reach $8 billion in 2017, up from $7.3 billion [...]

IKEA to practice lower furniture prices in India

IKEA wants to lower its furniture and home decor products prices for the Indian audience before it opens its first [...]

Export value of logs and timber products from Sarawak decreased by 10%

The total export value of logs and timber products in Sarawak decreased as reported to three years ago period, to [...]

The global wood pellets demand forecast shows optimistic scenarios

The industrial wood pellet tonnage demand and spot prices are based on optimistic scenarios in which cofiring or full-firing [...]

Iran’s government encourages wood imports due to wood shortage

When many of the economic sanctions against Iran were lifted over a year ago, doors were opened for international investments [...]

Latest Indian prices for teak, sawnwood and plywood at the end of April

The price list for teak, sawnwood and plywood between 16-30 April, 2017    Plantation teak prices [...]

Vietnam and the EU close FLEGT negotiations

On the 11th of May, Vietnam and the EU closed the negotiations regarding the voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) on Forest [...]

Wood pellets demand is forecast to grow in South Korea

The industrial wood pellets demand in South Korea is forecast to grow over the next 50 years. Yet, despite this [...]