Asia & Middle East

Global wood consumption hits lowest rate in the decade in 2019

   The growth in global wood consumption has increased by only 0.3% in 2019, the lowest rate in [...]

Coronavirus starts to shake to wood industry

    There is industry concern that if the virus were to infect more people in coastal towns [...]

India may restrict imports of furniture

The Indian government is likely to impose restrictions on imports of furniture with a view to boost domestic manufacturing and [...]

Current trends in the Japanese wood pellet market

    The earthquake, tsunami and resulting damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant, triggered by the Great [...]

Illegal Myanmar teak seized in the Netherlands

In the first raid of its kind, Dutch police have seized a large quantity of Myanmar teak in the Netherlands [...]

Global wood pellet prices-forecast 2020

The price of pellets will be heavily influenced by long-term contracts for wood pellets. In fact, the volatility of [...]

Trends and evolution of the global wood pellet market in 2020

    Global wood pellet markets have had significant growth in the past decade. Between 2012 and 2018 [...]

Vietnam to ban import of Chinese plywood

On the 12th of November 2019 the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam signed and announced Circular No [...]

India is a more and more attractive destination for American hardwood

A booming furniture market is expected to drive up demand for American hardwoods in India this year. With the total [...]

Indonesian forestry industry forecasts boost in exports in 2020

    Indonesian’s wood products exports totalled US$11.6 billion in 2019, a 4 per cent [...]