Asia & Middle East

Lack of raw materials threaten wood prices in Vietnam

As global supply chains were affected by the Suez Canal incident, the supply issues for raw materials for Vietnam’s [...]

Timber prices soar in China, supplies short amid coronavirus disruptions

Timber prices in China soared as imports have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put much stress [...]

MDF to replace large part of unorganized plywood segment, says Greenpanel official

Greenpanel, India’s largest producer of MDF, has state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh, with [...]

Komatsu plans to grow forestry machine sales in North America and ASEAN

Japanese machinery maker aims to boost segment's revenue by 40%    Japanese equipment maker Komatsu hopes [...]

Global lumber trade trends: US imports high, contrary to China, Japan and MENA

Softwood lumber imports to the US were up 4.5% y-o-y in 2020, contrary to most other regions [...]

Chinese imports of wood products to be significantly altered starting 2022

    China is the world’s largest importer of softwood and hardwood logs, and for many decades [...]

Moody’s: Most wood product prices to reach peak level in 2021

The outlook for the global forest products industry remains positive, said Moody’s Investors Service.    The [...]

Vietnam’s wood products exports skyrocket in Jan.-Feb. 2021

    Vietnam exported over 2.4 billion U.S. dollars worth of wood and wood products in [...]

2021 still full of challenges for the global container market

  The global shipping system is currently experiencing a unique and unexpected crisis. A series of unusual events triggered [...]