Asia & Middle East

Forecast: Stability in European tropical wood trade in 2017

The European Timber Trade Federation's latest newsletter includes a commentary on the tropical hardwood trade in Europe by Armand [...]

Changing profile of Indonesia’s wood product supply

The changing profile of Indonesia in product supply is closely tied to the changing structure of the resource. This is [...]

EU trade with Indonesia in the spotlight following FLEGT licensing

Indonesia issued the first ever FLEGT licenses in midNovember last year with high expectations that these would boost the value [...]

IKEA plans to source bamboo, indigenous wood species from India

IKEA plans to source bamboo and other sustainable indigenous wood species directly from India for its global operations. The Swedish [...]

Global wood pellet producers focus on the Asian energy market

Many Asian countries are currently under the process of switching from coal to wood pellets consumption in their power grids [...]

Japan boosts imports of softwood lumber from Europe

EU's softwood lumber exports to Japan increased by 14% during 2016, as compared to the previous year. The exports [...]

April prices for Indian sawnwood, plywoood and teak

The price list for teak, sawnwood and plywood between 1-15 April, 2017    Plantation teak prices [...]

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 [...]