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Feb 2017

India: Prices of teak logs, sawnwood and plywood in February 2017

The price list for teak, sawnwood and plywood between 1-15 February 2017. [More... ]

Sep 2016

India: Latest prices of teak logs, sawnwood and plywood

Demand for teak has fallen reflecting end-users concern for the economy and due to the annual monsoon during which time sales regularly slip. Because of this importers cut back on plantation teak purchases. Over the past month a new plantation teak supplier has emerged, Angola which recently shipped a small consignment (357 cu.m) of plantation teak logs worth US4,461 [More... ]

Jun 2016

Prices of teak logs, sawnwood and plywood in India

The current pace of deliveries matches demand, thus C&F prices remain stable. [More... ]

Apr 2016

India: Latest prices of teak logs, sawnwood and plywood

Analysts report several price changes reflecting variation in the size of the logs shipped. Mexico has joined the ranks of plantation teak shippers to India. Recent weakness in the rupee exchange rate has raised the landed cost and manufacturers are attempting to pass on price increases [More... ]

Dec 2015

India: Teak auction prices firm

Auctions at forest depots in the South Dangs Division have been concluded. Around 17,000 cubic metres of teak and other hardwoods were offered for sale. Participants in the auction commented that the quality of the logs was good and most of the logs sold briskly. Only a few lots remained unsold as the buyers felt that the reserve prices for these lots were too high [More... ]

Nov 2015

Current prices of logs, sawnwood and plywood in India

The second round of auctions for the current season has been concluded at Forest Depart Depots in Surat and Vyara. Around 12,000 cubic metres of good quality domestically grown teak and some non-teak hardwoods was on offer. Despite prices for imported plantation teak easing auction prices were firm. Locally grown teak is always preferred by millers as the quality is higher, the sap is smaller, the form is good and the girths are larger all of which contribute to better recover rates in the mill [More... ]

Jun 2015

Current prices of teak logs, sawnwood and plywood in India

Log auctions were held at the Jabalpur, Timarni, khirakia, Narmada Nagar and Raipur depots of Central India and sales were reported brisk as the quality of logs was good [More... ]

Mar 2015

Prices of teak logs, sawnwood and plywood in India

The series of auctions in Central India continued and prices were firmer as buyers were active having refused to participate in the sales in Gujarat... [More... ]

India: Current prices of teak logs, sawnwood and plywood

The January price index for wood and wood products rose slightly part of the rise may be explained by the increase in Sarawak log prices. Similarly the price index for plywood rose reflecting the price increases achieved by plywood manufacturers [More... ]

Jan 2015

India: Current prices of teak logs, sawnwood and plywood

Latest prices in India for imported teak, domestic sawnwood and plywood... [More... ]

Dec 2014

India: Latest prices for teak logs, sawnwood and plywood

Latest prices in India for imported teak, domestic sawnwood and plywood... [More... ]

Mar 2014

Central/West Africa: Just a few popular timbers dominating the trade

While West and Central African exporters report good order book positions, demand levels are flat providing no opportunity for price increases. Analysts say there is little chance of a significant change in the second quarter as European demand has not picked up to any notable extent in spite of a generally mild winter which allowed construction companies to continue working... [More... ]

India: Teak logs prices at latest auctions

India's total imports of wood and wood products under HS chapter 44 for the month of February 2014 were US$207.51 million and exports under the same chapter were US$23,04 million. Domestic demand continues to be firm. Current C & F prices for imported plantation teak, Indian ports per cubic metre are... [More... ]

Jan 2014

India: Latest auction prices of domestic teak

During the last auctions of 2013 at various log depots in the Dangs division approximately 12,000 cubic metres of logs were sold. The majority of these were freshly felled good quality logs. Average prices recorded at the most recent auction are as follows... [More... ]

Central/West Africa: slow but stable market

Producers are expecting a somewhat quieter period for new sales in the first quarter so are concentrating on shipping current contracts. There were no major price movements in the period from mid December to the present and market conditions are said to be slow but stable. Producers in Cameroon are slowly getting production back to normal after the very heavy rains. There is news of increased log exports due, say analysts, to a relaxation in the quota system... [More... ]

Dec 2013

India: Teak logs prices at latest auctions

Auctions at the Tapti depots of Raj Pipla, Vyara etc. held from 20th to 25th October 2013 were successful and prices were firm. Approximately 6000 cu.m of logs were offered for sale at the recent auction [More... ]

Oct 2013

India: teak prices at most recent auctions

September log auctions were concluded by the 30 of September. Around 20,000 cubic metres of mainly teak and some hardwood logs were sold. This being the first auction in the post monsoon period the logs were fresh and of good quality such that the prices realised were high [More... ]

Sep 2013

India: latest prices for teak, sawnwood and plywood

Approximately 50,000 cubic metres of teak logs are sold annually through auctions in the State of Kerala. The state has a wide network of timber depots where auctions are regularly held... [More... ]

Aug 2013

Domestic prices for sawnwood in India

The domestic prices for air dried sawnwood remained unchanged over the past two weeks. [More... ]

Indian domestic teak prices climb at local auctions

The effects of higher landed costs of imported logs and wood products are now being felt in the domestic trade and on sale prices for domestic timber. Recent auctions prices paid by millers have increased and average prices per cubic foot ex-depot were as follows... [More... ]

Jul 2013

Central/West Africa: Weak demand driven even lower by beginning of holiday season

Log and lumber prices remain stable, with a very few small adjustments in the period up to the end of June. The European vacation ‘season’ has arrived and this has resulted in the usual downturn in demand. Looking ahead, exporters are not optimistic for any recovery in demand in the third quarter of this year. [More... ]

Hardwood auction prices in India

In recent auctions at government forest depots in Khiria, Timarni and Ashapur in Central India approximately 5,000 cubic metres of mainly teak and some of Haldu and Laurel were sold. Due to the rising costs of imported logs and because the domestic logs at these auctions were of good quality prices were higher than in previous auctions. Average prices per cubic foot ex-depots are shown below. [More... ]

Sales of teak and other hardwoods at western Indian forest depots

Auctions were held at Ahwa, Borkhet, and Waghai depots of the Dangs Forest Division. Auctions were also held at various depots of the Rajpipla and Vyara Forest Division. Approximately 7,000 cubic metres of teak and about 4,000 cubic metres of non-teak hardwoods were sold. [More... ]