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Malaysia?s competitiveness in the European timber market


  • Noor Aini Zakaria

    () (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)

  • Ismariah Ahmad

    () (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)

  • Lim Hin Fui

    () (Forest Research Institute Malaysia)


Europe has been in prolonged debt crisis and the markets including timber products were badly affected. Since the 1970?s, European market has been one of the traditional markets for Malaysian timber products, particularly sawntimber. Currently, Malaysia is facing many competitors (especially Brazil and China) in the export of timber products to the European market. To what extent is Malaysia affected by the increasing international competition and what are the steps necessary to remain competitive?

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  • Noor Aini Zakaria & Ismariah Ahmad & Lim Hin Fui, 2013. "Malaysia?s competitiveness in the European timber market," EAS Strategic Options, CIRAD, Forest department, UPR40, vol. 2013(18), pages 14-15, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:epf:easopt:201309

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