Myanmar: Teak log sales prices in June

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The following prices were recorded for teak log sales during competitive bidding on 21st and 24th June 2013 during the Myanma Timber Enterprise tender. The next tender sale is in late July.

Grade Quantity (Tons) US$ per hoppus ton
4th Quality 10 6658
Sawing Grade-1 21 4559
Sawing Grade-2 23 4263
Sawing Grade-4 346 3322
Sawing Grade-5 185 2896
Sawing Grade-6 116 2057
Sawing Grade-7 73 1817

Hoppus ton=1.8m3; All grades, except SG-3/5/6, are length 8’ x girth 5’ &up. SG-3/4/6 are girth 4’ &up. SG-3 grade is higher than SG-4 but with lower girth and price. Prices vary due to quality and/or girth at the time of the transaction.

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Daily Eleven News reported that the Myanmar Investment Commission has approved an investment by an Indian based company, Greenply Industries Ltd. (India), for production of wood based products. A new production facility will be built at the Dagon Port Industrial Zone.

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