Yokohama, Japan: South Sea log import in 2016 was 193,192 cubic metres, 20.6 percent less than 2015.By source, 101,284 cubic metres from Sabah,according to ITTO.

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Yokohama, Japan: According to ITTO analysis, in 2016, EU imports of tropical sawn hardwood were 1.04 million cubic metres, unchanged from the previous year. The value of EU imports increased by two percent to €775 million.

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Yokohama, Japan: According to ITTO, Canadian imports of tropical sawnwood were worth US$1.87 million in February, up 13 percent from January.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia:The Star Onlinereported thatMalaysia's timber exports are expected to increase five percent this year from RM21.86 billion in 2016, supported by demand from India, according to Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur.

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Yokohama, Japan: According to ITTO, Particleboard manufacturers in Malaysia stand to benefit from higher prices in the coming months according to industry analysts. 

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Hanoi, Vietnam:Vietnam’s local administration and provincial agencies are investigating illegal logging in the Quang Nam ‘s protective forest, according to Vietnam News.

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Yokohama, Japan: According to ITTO, the total value of EU imports of wood products was €17.48 billion in 2016, 1.3 percent more than in 2015. This followed an increase of 12 percent to €17.25 billion in 2015. In 2016 EU import value was at the highest level since 2008 just before the global financial crises.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia: According to The Star Online, state authorities’ reduction in logs export quota and tightening of timber harvesting activities, coupled with sluggish plywood market, have negatively impacted Sarawak-based timber firms’ bottom lines while slashing the state government’s foreign exchange earnings.

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New York, US: Chilean forestry exports total $5.3 billion by value in 2016, three percent less than 2015, as supply has increased and the economies of key export markets remain sluggish, according to Maritime Logistics.

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Hanoi, Vietnam: Vietnam will be assisted with carrying out legal and responsible timber trade by the "Responsible Asia Forestry & Trade Partnership" programme that it signed yesterday with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), TRAFFIC and RECOFTC, according to Vietnam News.

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