Asia & Middle East

India’s timber market increasingly interesting for the American softwood products

American softwood products exports to India amounted to $15.265 million, in the period January-October 2016.    [...]

Tokyo biomass pellets summit to gather over 200 buyers and sellers

To be held in Tokyo on 15-18 May, the 8th edition of renowned Biomass Pellets Trade & Power summit [...]

Denmark to prohibit companies from selling Myanmar teak on European Union markets

Denmark last week placed an injunction on all Danish companies that prohibits them from selling teak imported from Myanmar on [...]

New $200 million wood pellet plant in Fiji

GIMCO Korea Ltd. undertakes an estimated $200 million wood pellet plant construction project, which is expected to start in May [...]

Indonesia’s FLEGT license contributes to a 10% increase in wood exports in 2016

Certified timber exports from Indonesia have gone up nearly 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to the Indonesian Forest [...]

Myanmar: 10% tax on sawnwood exports starting April 1

The Parliament in Myanmar has now confirmed the 10% Special Commodity Tax on all sawn timber export and local sales [...]

British Columbia log exports to Asia reach record levels

British Columbia's forestry companies are currently facing a long-term decline in  annual allowable cut in the Interior, due [...]

India: Latest prices for teak, sawnwood and plywood

The price list for teak, sawnwood and plywood between 16-28 February 2017.    Plantation teak prices [...]

Recovery expected for global construction equipment industry in 2017

Global sales of construction equipment are expected to increase seven per cent this year, according to updated forecasts from specialist [...]

Vietnam concerned about timber shortage as China closes natural forests

Many Chinese businesses have hurried to Vietnam to buy wood because their government closed the natural forests in 14 provinces [...]