Asia & Middle East

Top 15 biggest lumber producing companies in the world

GWMI picked the top 15 companies across the globe based on their softwood lumber production figures for 2021. The list [...]

Global demand for timber could grow fourfold by 2050

    The World Bank forecasts that global timber demand will quadruple by 2050, driven by economic and [...]

Wood industry at COP 27: Combining climate protection and business

    At the COP 27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Austria's timber [...]

Indonesian timber imports into the EU threatened by new deforestation law

    Indonesian officials have slammed the European Union’s proposal of a regulation that they say negates [...]

Ocean freights drop sharply as global trade slows down

In 2021, the skyrocketing shipping prices have made the world's major shipping companies more profitable, but now, such good [...]

Indonesia slows wood product exports to China and US

According to data recently released by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, as of September this year, Indonesia's [...]

India: Logs and sawn timber import demand slows

Economic activity started slowing in India in the middle of October as preparations commenced for Diwali (Festival of Lights) on [...]

Vietnam’s wood trade under pressure due to logging, Ukraine war

Reputational risks are piling up for a Vietnamese lumber industry already beset by a falloff in demand from the heights [...]

Brazil, Uruguary wood chip exports rise, Chile shipments decline

Eucalyptus plantations in Latin America are a significant supply source to pulpmills in China and Japan. However, the Latin American [...]

Global softwood log trade drops by 20%

    A halt in Russian log exports and reduced wood demand in China contributed to a 20 [...]