Asia & Middle East

Good 2017 start for US hardwood exports to South-East Asia and China

Exports of US hardwood to South-East Asia and Greater China markets kept up the momentum in the first month [...]

Vietnam’s wood exports reach 17.1% increase during Q1/2017

During the Q1/2017, Vietnam's exports of wood and wooden products amounted to $1.78 billion, an yoy increase [...]

Gabon a source of veneer and plywood for Indian industries

Gabon is well known for its timber resources and the recently completed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has been promoted in [...]

Dieffenbacher puts second CPS+ press into operation in Thailand

In April 2015, before the official presentation at Ligna, the Metro-Ply Group became the first company to order the [...]

Review of Japan’s plywood and panel market of 2016

Japan's total wood panel supply was 8,795,762 cbm in 2016, 3% more than in the previous year [...]

Malaysia’s timber exports forecast to grow by 5% in 2017

Timber exports from Malaysia are expected to reach a 5% increase, from RM 21.86 billion in 2016, due to [...]

France: Hardwood trade affected by rising ocean freight costs to Asia

French hardwood trade was mixed during the Q2 of 2017. The French oak keeps on increasing and there is no [...]

Big opportunities for Vietnamese wooden furniture manufacturers in 2017

Vietnam exported $7.3 billion worth of timber, non-timber forestry and wooden furniture products in 2016.     [...]

India: Latest prices for timber and wood products

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

Japanese power giants, Mitsubishi and Kansai, form joint venture to boost wood biomass power

Mitsubishi Corp. Power Systems, Inc. (MCP), owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp.(MC), formed joint venture with The Kansai Electric Power [...]