Asia & Middle East

Malaysia coronavirus lockdown hurts wood pellet output

Malaysia extended a countrywide lockdown by two weeks to 14 April to combat the spread of the coronavirus, a move [...]

List of trade shows and conferences around the world postponed due to coronavirus

    In view of the ongoing unpredictable developments of the coronavirus pandemic many trade fairs in the [...]

Growth in EU tropical timber imports continues in 2019

Despite a downturn in the last six months of 2019, EU imports of tropical wood products last year were greater [...]

Wood industry companies start reacting to the coronavirus threat

    Wood business companies are responding to the threats of coronavirus. Here is a tracking of the [...]

Overview of the global forest industry in 2019

    Global trade of softwood logs in 2019 remained practically unchanged from 2018 at 93 million m3 [...]

Container lines face sharp fall in revenues as coronavirus crisis continues

Container lines could be facing a $17bn shortfall in revenues this year as developed economies’ efforts to halt the spread [...]

Forecast: Plywood market in the Middle East is set to rise sharply

   Middle East's plywood market is performing robustly for at least the past 10 years and is set [...]

Forecast: India set to become a major importer of wood products in this decade

     Demand from housing, furniture, hospitality and handicraft remains strong, making India a potential market for imported [...]

China cargo flows return to pre-coronavirus levels

   Finally, some good news about the coronavirus and global supply chains: Cargo volumes and ship calls have swiftly [...]