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Concerns on the risk of US anti-dumping investigations of Vietnamese wood products exports 

In the first 6 months of 2019 the US continued as Vietnam’s top export market for wood products with [...]

Singapore’s Sudima to split planned US$200M wood processing complex in Russia’s Far East

Singapore's Sudima International, which announced earlier that it would build a wood-processing complex in the Primorye Territory worth [...]

FSC sanctions Korean-Indonesian company for clearing tropical forests

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has sanctioned Korean-Indonesian conglomerate Korindo for clearing tropical forests in Indonesia to produce palm [...]

Malaysia: Plywood production threatened by declining log supplies and rising costs

The media in Sarawak recently highlighted the impact declining log production and rising production costs are having on the plywood [...]

Growth of global wood pellets demand expected to be driven by Asia in the next decade

Western Europe has long been the world’s largest market for wood pellets used in heat and power production. But [...]

Changing direction of investment flows in global furniture industry

The recent globalisation trend, which has been so much a feature of the industry and contributed to the rapid expansion [...]

Vietnam captures opportunities from US/China trade dispute

In the first three months of 2019 Vietnam’s wood product exports were valued at around US$2.3 billion [...]

Changing trends in China’s wood supply market: Why the NZ log exports and prices have fallen?

Several cascading effects have impacted Chinese markets for NZ pine logs in Q2 CY19, which will have ramifications throughout Q3 [...]

Pinnacle announces new pellet delivery contracts in Japan and South Korea

Pinnacle will supply a total of 210,000 metric tons of industrial wood pellets to Japan and South Korea.   [...]

India: Teak, sawnwood and plywood prices for June

Latest prices for Indian teak, plywood and sawnwood - 16-30 June 2019    Plantation teak prices  [...]