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Nov 2016

Asia and Pacific Hardwoods

Asian and Pacific Timbers – Kwila makes up the bulk of the demand and supply equation. Kwila has had a huge disruptive year with demand all over the place and prices plummeting and now rocketing back up. Vitex supply from the Solomon Islands is steady. We are still buying from the old VETE supply base and have a steady albeit supply.

Kwila – The supply has been out of balance with demand and most prices ( especially decking dimensions) dropped below cost) the balance has been restored and now prices are rocketing up. Our main supplier is awaiting their last FSC audit for their processing to provide FSC chain of custody Kwila for us. We hope once this last audit has been successfully approved we might see some FSC Kwila in the later part of the first Quarter of 2017. We carry a great range of stock in D4S in 19, 32 and 42mm from 42mm wide to 140mm wide. We also carry a full range of KD blanked 25, 40 and 50mm stock. Limited PEFC certified stock in 100x100, 150x75 and 150x150.

Malaysian Kauri – slow sales although we do have good stocks. So can offer great service and quality.

Vitex – seeing quite a lot of Indonesian Vitex appearing here and although cheaper it is a mixed bag with QC in terms of species selection seeing product being imported which is not Vitex but other inferior species.. so buyers be wary of cheap stuff which is not what it is being sold as!!! Vitex costs and availability is no different and demand is steady to strong. Mainly being used in Decking. The certification issues are still unresolved as far as I know. We do our best to make sure our supply chain is as good as is available. We have seen some Vitex from Indonesia and it has been a mixed bag, some is a poorly graded poorly selected mix of similar coloured species. some no doubt will be okay.. we are not importing the stuff cause we got samples and even the samples illustrated a mix of species of which we knew little in respect of durability and performance as decking. Lets hope the importers that are trading in this material know more than us.

Is this really Vitex, LBB...

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