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Asia & Middle East

International Hardwood Conference next month in Venice

Hosted by Italy's Fedecomlegno Federation in association with the ETTF and European Organisation of Sawmillers, an International Hardwood Conference [...]

Japanese Sumitomo acquires 48% share in B.C. wood-pellet producer

A wood pellet manufacturing plant from Prince George (2nd largest in Canada), has recently sold 48% stake in the company [...]

Malaysian plywood prices on an upward trend

Due to a strong demand for tropical plywood products, Japanese companies are paying more money for these wood products, including [...]

Vietnam becomes potential market for Swedish wood

The Swedish wood industry considers that Vietnam’s wood processing industry is a potential market for its eco-friendly, competitive [...]

US tropical sawnwood now account for 30% of total sawn hardwood imports

US imports of temperate and tropical sawn hardwood grew slightly in August to 72,278 cu.m., but the value [...]

Japan: CLT demand to quadruple this year; production and demand expected to boom by 2020

A meeting organized by the Japanese Government was recently held in order to promote use of CLT. It has been [...]

India- A growing market for American softwoods

American Softwoods (AMSO), the promotional partnership formed by three major U.S. softwood trade associations has recently declared that the [...]

Southeast Asia forest protection will significantly affect Japanese construction sector

The construction sites in Japan depend a lot on the lumber from Southeast Asia countries, which are now cutting the [...]

Myanmar pursues EU-led forest protection agreement

    The Myanmar government has recently taken another step to join a EU-led agreement to combat [...]

FSC and global companies unveil the Vancouver Declaration

      The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) this week launched an ambitious new initiative to increase [...]