China the fastest growing market for Malaysian furniture

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ITTO's Tropical Timber Market Report
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With 85 per cent of Malaysia’s furniture being exported manufacturers are constantly looking for new market opportunities, especially in the non-traditional Asian markets such as China and India.

In 2010, China imported wooden furniture from Malaysia valued at RM18. 9 mil (US$63 mil.); this represented an 83% increase on 2009 figures. In addition, Malaysian exports of wooden furniture to Hong Kong SAR in 2010 were RM17, 8 mil. (US$5,9mil.), up 20% on 2009.

In contrast, exports of wooden furniture to the US grew by only 7% in 2010 while exports of all furniture (wooden, plastic, metal) to the US for the period January to May 2011 contracted by 24%. This contraction is expected to continue for the rest of the year. Malaysia’s top 10 furniture export markets in 2010, which were worth RM4.78 billion, were the US, Japan, Singapore, UK, Australia, Canada, United Arab Emirates, India, Saudi Arabia and Germany.

STIA calls on government to review Sabah log export policy
The Sabah Timber Industries Association (STIA) has called on the State government to implement export policies that will aid the timber industries in the state to overcome the persistent shortage of raw materials. The STIA is of the opinion that the volume of logs exported from Sabah should be reduced and that log imports should be facilitated.

STIA said that this policy review is necessary to encourage the development of downstream processing in the State. Some RM4.8 billion in revenue and RM1.0 billion in foreign investment by the local timber industry were recorded in 2009.

Malaysia Log Prices Malaysia Log Prices
Sarawak log, FOB US$ per m³
Meranti SQ up 263-290
Small
254-283
Super small
253-277
Keruing SQ up 243-255
Small
234-266
Super small
225-249
Kapur SQ up 235-261
Selangan Batu SQ up 239-271

Pen. Malaysia logs, domestic (SQ) US$ per m³
DR Meranti 278-296
Balau 325-355
Merbau 370-401
Rubberwood 105-139
Keruing 246-272
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)
453-465
Sepetir Boards
275-304
Sesendok 25,50mm
363-381
Kembang Semangkok
339-366

Malaysian Sawnwood, domestic
US$ per m³
Balau (25&50mm,100mm+)
345-365
Merbau
483-535
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
446-507
3mm
427-457
9mm & up
378-448
Meranti ply BB/CC, domestic US$ per m³
3mm
370-460
12-18mm
353-382


Other Malaysia Panel Prices
Malaysia, Other Panels, FOB US$ per m³
Particleboard Export 12mm & up
261-284
Domestic 12mm & up
252-266
MDF            Export 15-19mm
313-345
Domestic 12-18mm
304-323


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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