Global Markets for Plantation Teak; Implications for Growers in Lao PDR

Lao PDR has an estimated resource of 40,000 ha of plantation teak, 26,000 ha of which is grown by smallholders in the north. This resource is maturing and becoming of commercial interest to wood industries within Lao PDR and its neighbours China, Vietnam and Thailand and the more distant markets of India. To make best use of their resource, Lao stakeholders must be familiar with the broader international markets, both in regards to demand and access requirements, as part of decision making processes. Without knowledge of market drivers, prices and trends, policy makers, managers and smallholder growers are at a disadvantage. Conclusions are reached regarding the nature of the existing and potential demands of the wider global market place and specifically from China, Vietnam and Thailand. The likely influences of these demands upon the maturing resource of teak grown in Lao PDR are addressed in this publication.

Authors: Stephen Midgley, Khamphone Mounlamai, Aidan Flanagan and Kaisone Phengsopha

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27th Session of Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC), Colombo

  

27th Session of Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) 

23-27 October 2017,  Colombo, Sri Lanka

                   

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The 27th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 23-27 October 2017, hosted by the Forest Department of Sri Lanka. TEAKNET will be holding a Partner Event co-sponsored by Teakwood Working Party of IUFRO (Div 5.06.02) on “Teak in Productive Landscapes: An Introduction to Global Efforts for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Resources“ during the meeting. Programme details will be available in 27th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission 

 

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