• Market Prices
  • September 25, 2010 15:46

ASEAN countries are the major timber product trade partners for China

Statistics from China Customs show that the value of the China-ASEAN timber product trade reached US$9,380 million in the first half of 2010...... [more...]

  • Wood Construction
  • September 25, 2010 15:31

Japan: July housing starts

Total housing starts in Japan during July were 68,785, the second consecutive month of increase...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 25, 2010 15:25

Guyana: Favourable price increases

During the period under review, the market for greenheart logs showed some activity only in the standard sawmill quality...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 24, 2010 15:41

Germany: Producer Prices for Wood Products in August

In softwood lumber, producer prices in Germany have further increased in August compared to July and June. Hardwood lumber prices, covered by the German Federal Statistical Office Destatis, have paused on the same level for months. For raw particle boards Destatis recorded a price decline compared to July. In August, prices here were back on the May-level. In HDF, price increases of the early summer have proved true. Laminate flooring prices remained at rock bottom. ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 24, 2010 15:20

China is the main export destination for Peruvian wood products

Peru’s timber exports were hard hit by the international economic crisis in 2009, but the latest statistics show a healthy recovery...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 24, 2010 15:15

Brazil: Forest concessions in Pará

The Forest Development Institute of Para (Ideflor) has released its Annual Forest Concession Plan (PAOF) for 2011...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 24, 2010 15:06

Myanmar: First TMA furniture fair

The Yangon Lifestyle Furniture Exhibition is being hosted by the Thousand Islands Business Group under the Timber Merchant Association (TMA) between 16 and 19 September 2010 at the Tatmadaw Hall in U Wisara Road, Yangon...... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • September 24, 2010 06:54

Germany: Beech Log Prices Lag Behind Wishes

In these weeks, forestry, sawmills and log traders are talking a lot about hardwood logs. First contracts were reported from Hesse and Baden-Wuerttemberg, regarding mainly Beech, but also Oak. In spite of those contracts, timber prices are strongly influenced by forestry's wishes since sawyers see little possibility to compensate for higher prices by higher lumber prices.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 23, 2010 15:10

India: Robust growth prospects for building sectors

With net annual population growth of 1.5% India gets more than 15 million new residents per year...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 23, 2010 14:58

Myanmar: Country-wise purchases during August

Country-wise purchases of Myanmar hardwoods during August 2010 were as follows: Singapore (2 buyer, 70 Hoppus tons), Thailand (3 buyers, 305 Hoppus tons), India (1 buyer, 41 Hoppus tons) and Hong Kong (1 buyers, 61 Hoppus tons)...... [more...]

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