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December 7, 2017

Africa expected to become a net wood importer

Africa expected to become a net wood importer
An interesting perspective on the global hardwood trade was provided at this year's International Hardwood Conference (IHC) by consultant Pierre Marie Desclos who suggested that population growth will accelerate regionalisation and sharpen the focus on raw material supply and logistics.    Mr. Desclos said that the hardwood resource in many tropical regions and some temperate countries is becoming depleted and that climate change may accelerate this trend. He also noted that, according to UN estimates, world population is projected to rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion by 2050, adding 80 million more ...

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