Malaysia aims to maintain furniture exports at 2010 levels

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Malaysia’s exports of wooden furniture in 2011 are expected be no higher than the RM6.5 billion achieved in 2010 as continued uncertainty in the global economy weighs on the timber manufacturing and export sectors. The appreciation of the Malaysian currency against the US dollar and competition from new players such as Vietnam are also affecting the confidence on the part of wooden furniture exporters.

Cutting costs by means of more advanced machining technologies
The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities voiced the opinion that the adoption of more advanced machining methodologies would help cut production cost while maintaining a leading edge for the Malaysian wooden furniture industry.

The Malaysian government has indicated its commitment to continue providing soft loans for investors in the forest plantation sector and will continue to vigorously support the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme so that it becomes even more widely accepted internationally.

MTIB reassesses 2011 timber sector forecasts
The Malaysian Timber Industry Board is reviewing its forecast for 2011 timber exports. Malaysia’s exports of timber and timber products amounted to RM20.52 billion in 2010 but analysts report the likelihood is that total exports for 2011 may be lower than those in 2010. In contrast, demand in the domestic market remains buoyant for the time being. Domestic consumption of wood products is estimated to be worth around RM20 billion, out of which sawn timber accounts for just over RM10 billion, furniture RM4 billion, plywood and other panels RM4 billion, joinery products RM1 billion and other timber products the remainder.

MTC to hold International timber marketing conference
The Malaysian Timber Council (MTC) will organize an International Timber Marketing Conference in conjunction with the fourth Malaysia International Commodities, Conference and Showcase 2011 due to be held at the Malaysian Agro Exposition Park Serdang on October 28th this year.

Speakers from the USA, Europe, India, Hong Kong and the UAE will be present to provide insights into the global timber industry and trade. A consultation and marketing ‘clinic’ will also be held for the Malaysian industry on October 31 with regional directors and market correspondents and consultants in attendance.

Malaysia Log Prices Malaysia Log Prices
Sarawak log, FOB US$ per m³
Meranti SQ up 265-292
Small
253-286
Super small
255-279
Keruing SQ up 247-259
Small
238-271
Super small
227-251
Kapur SQ up 239-265
Selangan Batu SQ up 244-278

Pen. Malaysia logs, domestic (SQ) US$ per m³
DR Meranti 283-302
Balau 325-355
Merbau 378-409
Rubberwood 106-140
Keruing 247-263
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
415-451
White Meranti A & up
310-340
Seraya Scantlings (75x125 KD)
452-464
Sepetir Boards
277-306
Sesendok 25,50mm
364-382
Kembang Semangkok
344-373

Malaysian Sawnwood, domestic
US$ per m³
Balau (25&50mm,100mm+)
346-366
Merbau
486-538
Kempas 50mmx (75,100 & 125mm)
290-330
Rubberwood 25x75x660mm up
241-291
50-75mm Sq.
279-311
>75mm Sq.
301-331


Malaysia Plywood Prices
Malaysia ply MR BB/CC, FOB US$ per m³
2.7mm
448-509
3mm
429-459
9mm & up
380-450
Meranti ply BB/CC, domestic US$ per m³
3mm
372-462
12-18mm
355-384


Other Malaysia Panel Prices
Malaysia, Other Panels, FOB US$ per m³
Particleboard Export 12mm & up
263-286
Domestic 12mm & up
254-268
MDF            Export 15-19mm
315-347
Domestic 12-18mm
306-325


Malaysia Added Value Product Prices
Malaysia, Mouldings, FOB US$ per m³
Selagan Batu Decking
576-586
Red Meranti Mouldings 11x68/92mm x 7ft up
Grade A
590-603
Grade B
545-555


Malaysia Furniture and Parts Prices
Malaysia, Rubberwood, FOB US$ per piece
Semi-finished dining table solid laminated top 2.5'x4', extension leaf
79-95
As above, Oak Veneer
86-100
Windsor Chair
78-80
Colonial Chair
76-81
Queen Anne Chair (soft seat) without arm
78-87
with arm
78-88
Chair Seat 27x430x500mm
64-69
Rubberwood Tabletop US$ per m³
22x760x1220mm sanded & edge profiled
Top Grade
634-664
Standard
617-633


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