Asia & Middle East

Timber export prices in Japan likely to hit 40-year high on Chinese demand

The export value for timber products in Japan will, most likely, reach the highest peaks in the last 4 decades [...]

Malaysia is forecast to surpass RM 23 billion in timber exports for 2017

        Timber exports from Malaysia are forecast to surpass RM 23 billion for [...]

Global furniture production dominated by China

Total furniture production in the world’s 100 largest countries, by GDP, was valued at USUS$430 billion in 2017 [...]

Vietnam’s timber exports to the EU forecast to hit $1 billion yearly by 2020

With the new EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), experts predict that about $1 billion worth of timber will be [...]

Chinese furniture manufacturers relocate operations to Vietnam

Many Chinese furniture manufacturers are relocating their manufacturing operations to Vietnam in an effort to deal with rising domestic labor [...]

The demand for Japanese biomass is forecast to triple by 2025

The Japanese demand for biomass fuels, including wood pellets, palm kernel shells (PKS), domestic biomass, and imported woodchips, will increase [...]

Egypt emerges as key market for American hardwoods

Egypt was a key market for American hardwoods during 2016, with the wood imports to the Arab world's most [...]

Strong lumber demand increases global sawlog prices

Global sawlog prices were reported higher throughout the world in the 3Q/17 and are likely to continue upward into [...]

Indonesian forestry ministry plans to allow log exports

Bambang Hendroyono, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), has said the decision to allow plantation [...]