Asia & Middle East

COVID-19 pandemic is impacting raw material availability for wood pellet producers

    A pellet producer survey shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting raw material availability. Most [...]

Indonesia’s timber legality system remains in place

Indonesia has rowed back on plans to weaken rules for the timber products it exports, as green groups warned the [...]

Vietnam’s main business partners suspend wood products import orders

The export market shares of wood and wooden products of Vietnam are mainly in the US, Japan, Europe, and China [...]

Vietnamese wood industry needs fundamental change in export product lines, markets

The wood industry needs a fundamental change in export product lines and markets after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, an [...]

Sharp drop in China’s tropical log imports

Tropical log imports in the first two months of 2020 amounted 1.30 million cubic metres, down 26% year on [...]

Malaysia’s wood pellet sector in uncertainty

  Malaysia's wood pellet sector remains in a state of uncertainty despite an easing of Covid-19 restrictions [...]

Germany becomes the second supplier of logs to China

China’s log imports in the first two months of 2020 totalled 7.73 million cubic metres valued at US [...]

Vietnam’s wood industry faces coronavirus pandemic and anti-dumping tariffs

    The widespread coronavirus  pandemic has resulted in a serious disruption of the supply chains. Besides difficulties [...]

Forestry companies in China increase overseas timber purchases in order to secure domestic supply

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, production in major wood-producing countries has stalled, the patterns [...]

Huge impact of pandemic on the Vietnamese timber sector, says survey

In the recent decade, based on 2 key competitive advantages, including cheap labour (average monthly wage of US$300) and [...]