|Home: Global Wood||Industry News & Markets|
shortages hit users in Malaysia
|Users of Rubberwood sawntimber continue to
experience serious supply shortages. Despite the higher prices for sawn Rubberwood, up by
at least 20%, the supply still could not satisfy demand.
One of the main reason put forward by the trade for this situation is
the manpower issue. A large number of illegal foreign workers who were working in the
Rubberwood sawmilling industry decided to leave the country after taking up the
Government's offer of amnesty from prosecution if the left voluntarily . The Rubberwood
sawmilling sector, particularly the mobile sawmills were traditionally operated by foreign
workers but now the industry needs to adjust to the new situation.
CopyRight 2002 Global Wood Trade Network. All rights reserved