Malaysia accounts for the world’s largest certified tropical forest says MTCC

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ITTO's Tropical Timber Market Report
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The Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) says that there are 5 million ha. of certified tropical forest in Malaysia, making this the world’s largest on record. Only 10% of the world’s commercial forests, that is 375 million ha. have been certified to date. About 53.8% of the certified forests are in North America, 34.4% in EU countries and a mere 2.1% in the Asia-Pacific region.

Malaysia is also one of the leading exporters of certified timber products with monthly exports of up to 7,000 cu.m of certified timber products, mainly in the form of laminated finger-jointed products, plywood, sawnwood and timber mouldings. Up to March 2011 a total of 463,730 cu.m of certified timber products have been exported to 22 countries.

Procurement policies drive demand for certified wood
The MTCC says that certified timber products earn a premium of between 2% to 4% in the Netherlands, one of Malaysia’s main markets for timber products.

The Netherlands and nine other countries, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK have enforced public procurement policies that encourage the acceptance of certified timber products for publicly funded projects.

Likewise, large DIY store chains such as Home Depot in the US and B&Q in the UK have mandated the procurement of certified timber products in their corporate procurement policies.

In addition, a growing number of green buildings schemes on both sides of the Atlantic are placing a greater emphasis on timber products certified under PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

There were nine certified forest management units (FMUs) holding valid PEFC schemes certificate for forest management in Malaysia as of July 1, 2011. PEFC began endorsing the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) in 2009 and will continue to do so over the next five years.

Appeal against anti-dumping duties on plywood
The Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) will assist Malaysian plywood producers in appealing against the anti-dumping duties being applied by the South Korean government on Malaysian plywood. Eight of the nine plywood producers affected by the antidumping duties are from Sarawak. The STIDC will monitor the pricing of plywood until February 2012, after which the appeal would be lodged. The purpose of the price monitoring is to show that any suggestion of dumping has not existed for 12 months. STIDC has advised plywood producers affected by the anti-dumping duties that they could file for a review through the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) after a one year period.

Malaysia Log Prices Malaysia Log Prices
Sarawak log, FOB US$ per m³
Meranti SQ up 260-287
Small
252-281
Super small
251-274
Keruing SQ up 243-255
Small
234-266
Super small
223-247
Kapur SQ up 235-261
Selangan Batu SQ up 236-269

Pen. Malaysia logs, domestic (SQ) US$ per m³
DR Meranti 275-293
Balau 325-355
Merbau 367-398
Rubberwood 105-139
Keruing 245-269
Peninsular Malaysian meranti logs are top grade and are used for scantlings for the EU. Their prices are higher than Sarawaks.

Malaysia Sawnwood Prices
Malaysia Sawnwood, FOB US$ per m³
DR Meranti
413-449
White Meranti A & up
309-339
Seraya Scantlings (75x125 KD)
451-463
Sepetir Boards
275-304
Sesendok 25,50mm
363-381
Kembang Semangkok
337-364

Malaysian Sawnwood, domestic
US$ per m³
Balau (25&50mm,100mm+)
345-365
Merbau
480-532
Kempas 50mmx (75,100 & 125mm)
288-328
Rubberwood 25x75x660mm up
240-290
50-75mm Sq.
278-310
>75mm Sq.
300-330


Malaysia Plywood Prices
Malaysia ply MR BB/CC, FOB US$ per m³
2.7mm
444-505
3mm
425-455
9mm & up
376-446
Meranti ply BB/CC, domestic US$ per m³
3mm
367-457
12-18mm
350-379


Other Malaysia Panel Prices
Malaysia, Other Panels, FOB US$ per m³
Particleboard Export 12mm & up
259-282
Domestic 12mm & up
250-264
MDF            Export 15-19mm
311-342
Domestic 12-18mm
302-321


Malaysia Added Value Product Prices
Malaysia, Mouldings, FOB US$ per m³
Selagan Batu Decking
573-583
Red Meranti Mouldings 11x68/92mm x 7ft up
Grade A
587-600
Grade B
542-552


Malaysia Furniture and Parts Prices
Malaysia, Rubberwood, FOB US$ per piece
Semi-finished dining table solid laminated top 2.5'x4', extension leaf
78-94
As above, Oak Veneer
85-99
Windsor Chair
77-79
Colonial Chair
75-80
Queen Anne Chair (soft seat) without arm
77-86
with arm
75-84
Chair Seat 27x430x500mm
63-68
Rubberwood Tabletop US$ per m³
22x760x1220mm sanded & edge profiled
Top Grade
630-660
Standard
613-629


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