Gov’t Invites Tender for Log Sale

Myanmar has invited open tender for sale of teak and hardwood logs and sawn timber in Yangon, setting the date of the sale for Friday and next Monday, according to an announcement of the Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE). The forest products to be tendered include more than 1,240 tonnes of teak logs, 410 tonnes of […]

Government Limits Timber, Privatises Some Production

The government has limited timber production to 1.16 million tonnes per year, state-run Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) announced. According to MTE statistics, fiscal year 2013-14 saw 925,050 tonnes of timber produced, and this fiscal year’s production saw 730,000 tonnes extracted in the first nine months. Beginning this fiscal year, the government forbade the export of […]

Myanmar: teak prices at latest auctions

Analysts say the convenient location fot the sale of logs on the 29 September (Yangon area) played a big part in the better prices that were received. Observers report that only part of the stock of logs which could not be shipped before the log export ban were sold at the recent sale. A substantial […]

Imported Timbers Key for Wood Processing Industry

The growth of Myanmar’s timber-processing industry will rely more on timbers imported from abroad than those produced domestically, industry insiders say. Despite heaving logging inside Myanmar, raw timber from outside of the country will ensure more profit for the timber-processing plants, which have increasingly received foreign investment, said U Bar Bar Cho from the Myanmar […]

Myanmar Rosewood Stolen to Feed China’s Elite Furniture Craze

Myanmar’s precious rosewood tree species are heading for imminent commercial extinction at the hands of China’s multi-billion dollar rosewood furniture boom, an environmental conservation group said. The illegal trade in rosewood species is driven by the expanding wealthy elites in China and their desire for the high-end Ming and Qing dynasty reproduction furniture collectively known […]

750,000 Tonnes of Left Logs to Be Sold Via Open Tenders

More than half a million tonnes of logs which are left at wood yards throughout Myanmar following a state-imposed log export ban will be up for sale soon through open tenders, a minister said. As the government enforced a ban on exports of raw timber from April 1, over 750,000 tonnes of logs got stuck […]

Myanmar to produce 186,650 tons of teak in this year

Myanmar is planning to produce 186,650 tons of teak during this fiscal year, said Win Tun, Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry, at the Parliament session on July 29. The amount is about 80,000 tons less than last year production, he said. The ministry’s policy is to permit teaks and other trees with similar growth […]