Main harvested species
The bulk of domestic wood supply is from plantation species: this includes timber species, such as teak and eucalyptus but also wood which is derived as a by-product of agricultural process, such as mango and durian wood. By far the largest volume of this type of wood is rubber. Thailand is also a major importer of timber from a large number of countries, not only from within the Asia-Pacific region, but also from Africa, the EU and the Americas. This is mostly processed into products that are exported again. The range of wood types and sources is broad and includes softwood from New Zealand and South American countries, high quality species from Africa and the Pacific as well as rubberwood and teak from Thailand’s immediate neighbor countries.