1998

1998 Tropical Timbers Journal – An Independent Publication Providing Market Information

MAY

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Contents:

Page 1
Indonesia on the brink
Peninsular Malaysia Suspends Levy

Page 2
Certification - who needs it?
B&Q


Page 3

Hardwood Market Report
INDICATIVE PRICES - Logs, Sawn Timber


Page 4

New Market Study

Page 5

Plywood Market Report
Ghana exports


Page 6

UK Imports from outside EC

Page 7

UK Imports from inside EC

Page 8

News from Brazil - New Protected Areas, Brazilian Mahogany

Page 9

Shipping News
FSC Shorts
Tiger Economies - Optimism over Malaysian recovery, Bad debts


Page 10

Indonesian fires
Carbon dioxide and tropical forests
European parliament
Publications
Exhibitions


Page 11

European Governments Back Wood Promotion
European Forest Industry Thriving
UK Certification


Page 12

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JUNE

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Contents:

Page 1
Japan’s declining market
ITTO talks - now it should communicate

Page 2
Merger creates world’s largest forest products company
US markets boom

Page 3
Hardwood Market Report
INDICATIVE PRICES - Logs, Sawn Timber

Page 4
UK economy slows

Page 5
Plywood Market Report
Suffering in South Korea
UK timber production on the increase

Page 6
UK Imports from outside EC
Meyer Announce Profit Warning

Page 7
UK Imports from inside EC
ECE/FAO/ACP project to gather forest resource data

Page 8
Tigers and dragons - China’s future potential, India’s small traders

Page 9
Holland and Canada Clash over Certification
MacMillan Bloedel to phase out clearcutting
French system to authenticate sustainability

Page 10
A future in plantations
Malaysian notes - Exports, Sarawak, Plantations
Cameroon log exports

Page 11
ATO Director outlines forestry program
AHEC Seminars
New certification body
Senate urged to approve Africa-US Trade Bill
IKEA involved in forest rehabilitation in Malaysia
Meetings

Page 12
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JULY

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Contents:

Page 1
FSC momentum pressurises tropical trade

Page 2
Ghanaian notes -Concession overhaul, New afforestation fund

Page 3

Hardwood Market Report
INDICATIVE PRICES - Logs, Sawn Timber


Page 4

Clouds gathering over UK economy

Page 5

Uncertainty in plywood markets
French hardwood imports
on the rise
German Timber Trade Federations Merge
UK Government Advisors recommend new planting


Page 6

UK Imports from outside EC

Page 7

UK Imports from inside EC

Page 8

Science report denies validity of sustainable logging
Guyanese riots damage economy
Declining US Hardwood Exports to Asia

Page 9

Robust response by UK importers to mahogany threat
WWF criticised for Brazilian protected areas strategy
Surinam increases area
of tropical forest reserve
Forestry jobs in Guyana


Page 10

Meetings
Indonesian reform


Page 11

Nationalisation of Solomon Islands logging industry
Pressure to reduce Papua New Guinea export levies
Reports of illegal log exports from Cambodia


Page 12
Slow pain of IMF reform
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AUGUST

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Contents:

Page 1
Brazil’s delayed reaction
War in the Congo

Page 2
Proposal for Amazon forest inventory
Political unrest in Myanmar


Page 3

Hardwood Market Report
INDICATIVE PRICES - Logs, Sawn Timber


Page 4

Bank of England suggests recession unlikely

Page 5

Plywood Market Report
WTO and the environment
Environment report
LIGNA Exhibition


Page 6

UK Imports from outside EC

Page 7

UK Imports from inside EC

Page 8

South American Panels
Furniture, carpentry, & joinery
Fire safety research


Page 9

Floods slow China’s growth
WWF Buyers Group set to accept UK scheme
Publications
ITTO market study


Page 10

Malaysia gears up for Objective 2000
Transport cash for Cote’Ivoire
Guinea a good bet
CDC looks for investment opportunities
Cameroon funds


Page 11

International aid to fight fires
UK tropical forest research


Page 12
Economic threat to Indonesia’s forests
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SEPTEMBER

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Contents:

Page 1
Malaysia’s currency gamble
Slow steps towards forest agreement

Page 2
Continued p.1 articles

Page 3

Hardwood Market Report
INDICATIVE PRICES - Logs, Sawn Timber


Page 4

Hardwood market report continued

Page 5

Plywood Market Report - Plywood markets “nervous”
DIY Merger
Fears of global downturn dent UK economic outlook

Page 6
UK Imports from outside EC

Page 7

UK Imports from inside EC

Page 8

Congo’s war
Meetings
UK imports more from US
Expoforest98
Population growth
FAO Market review
Fire in Mato Grosso

Page 9
Asian crises: an alternative view
China to shift logging to plantations
Indonesian unrest
Asian paper industry


Page 10

US oldest certification scheme updated
Dutch imports of timber products
Australian carbon deal paves way to forest investment


Page 11

Europe’s forest owners move to certification
Comment on WWF’s endangered species campaign


Page 12
Brazil’s crises
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OCTOBER

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Contents:

Page 1
Asian economies bottom out?
Ghana targets green market

Page 2
Sabah resists timber imports
Forests Forever “Timber and the Environment”


Page 3

Hardwood Market Report
INDICATIVE PRICES - Logs, Sawn Timber


Page 4
Continued Hardwood Market Report

Page 5
Media gloom heightens risk of recession
Meyer International join WWF buyers group


Page 6

UK Imports from outside EC

Page 7

UK Imports from inside EC

Page 8

Plywood price rise brings hope
A lesson in green activism
Look-alike hardwoods
Lesser known hardwoods


Page 9

Crises encourages rethink in Gabon
Impact of EMU on African currencies
New shipping line
Cameroon study examines causes of deforestation

Page 10
German tropical timber imports buck downward trend

Page 11

ITTO Director argues for plantations
AHEC Seminar
Solomon Islands in cash crises
South Pacific certification
Furniture exhibition


Page 12
Indonesian reforms
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NOVEMBER

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Contents:

Page 1
Forests critical to global warming
Japanese recovery plan

Page 2
Continued articles from p.1

Page 3

Hardwood Market Report
INDICATIVE PRICES - Logs, Sawn Timber


Page 4
Hardwood Market Report cont.

Page 5

Mixed signals in euroland
New guide to American hardwoods


Page 6

UK Imports from outside EC

Page 7

UK Imports from inside EC

Page 8

Plywood prices bounce back
Borneo fires damage 8 million hectares
Gabon’s SNBG bust
IMF support to Cambodia suspended
Ghana export figures
China’s import demands


Page 9

European hardwood consumption ends long term decline
Bright prospect for dimension markets
Indonesia hits targets


Page 10

Sabah restructures

Page 11

Inward investment in processing main priority for Guyana
Korean economic reform gives hope to the timber sector


Page 12
The promise and challenge of value added
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DECEMBER

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