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The Teak Resources and Market Assessment 2010 (TRMA 2010) is a special study of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (FRA2010). It aims to present updated country level information on teak (Tectona grandis), which is one of the emerging hardwood resources in the world. The assessment was conducted through a standardized questionnaire sent to 69 countries, which used the existing networks of FRA national correspondents and the members of Teaknet, an international teak information network managed by the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), India.

Source: Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Release Date: 2010
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Teak Resources

Teak is a small proportion of world timber production and trade. The estimated market share of teak logs in total tropical round wood production is less than 2% but in terms of value it is much larger, since teak is part of the high-value hardwood market, and is a major component of the forest economies of many tropical countries. Planted teak forests have attracted large investments from the private sector in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Globally, they constitute the only planted hardwood resource that is increasing in terms of area.

Teak Survey Coverage

Survey coverage. The Teak Resources and Market Assessment 2010 (TRMA 2010) was conducted in 2011 in 69 countries, 9 of which reported that they do not grow teak. 43 countries reported that they grow teak, but of them only 38 countries were able to give data on the species.

Teak Areas

Teak areas. Natural teak forests are estimated to cover 29.035 million ha in India, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand. Almost half of the total is in Myanmar. The area of planted teak forests reported by 38 countries is estimated to be 4.346 million ha, of which 83% is in Asia, 11% in Africa, and 6% in tropical America. Taking into account the data missing from 22 teak-growing countries, this figure certainly underestimates the actual area of planted teak forests.

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