Asia & Middle East

Vietnamese wood product exporters advised to take actions to optimise US market

Vietnam has enjoyed a surge in timber and wood product exports to the US this year, but businesses need to [...]

Global hardwood, softwood prices fell in Q2/2020

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in the 2Q/20, reducing fiber price indices [...]

US to start investigation on Vietnam timber imports

    At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative [...]

Russian plywood more competitive on the European market

Indonesian plywood supply is also reported to be almost back to normal, albeit with freight rates increasing costs. One importer [...]

Global housing markets expected to face a tough 2021

    Most major housing markets won’t keep up with consumer price inflation in 2021 and are [...]

EUTR and FLEGT cause market shifts in the tropical wood market

    The European timber trade regulation EUTR and the FLEGT agreement concluded with Indonesia are causing market [...]

S. Korea to put 10% duties against Vietnamese plywood

In a final decision that followed a nine-month probe, South Korea's regulatory authority came up with anti-dumping [...]