Asia & Middle East

Vietnamese wood and wood products exports recover in June

Vietnam earned nearly 5 billion U.S. dollars from exporting wood and wood-based products in the first half of [...]

Canada export of logs to Japan collapses, possible TPP violation

Log exports from Canada to Japan have dropped in recent months despite a side deal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership [...]

Weak COVID-19 signs in EU tropical timber import data

EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) tropical timber product imports continued to defy expectations of COVID-19 driven collapse in [...]

Global forest products trade remained strong despite pandemic

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the [...]

Vietnam plywood companies to face increased trade risks

China has invested in 29 plywood projects worth over US$150 million in Vietnam, becoming the country’s largest plywood [...]

Radiata pine logs under pressure in Chinese timber markets

The Chinese timber market is currently under the influence of increased rain weather and rising temperatures.     [...]

India to remove ban on use of timber in building construction after 25 years

After 25 years, India has removed the ban on use of timber in construction of buildings.     [...]

Interruption of Chinese plywood supply to Europe

    On supply, some interruption was reported out of Indonesia and Malaysia due to the lockdown; some [...]