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Ghana’s Q1/2017 wood products exports down by 21%

Wood products exports from Ghana in the first quarter of 2017 summed 72,533 cu.m, as compared to 92 [...]

Dutch timber importer Fibois BV fined for non-compliance with EUTR, after Greenpeace complaint

Following a complaint filed by Greenpeace against Dutch timber importer, Fibois BV, for involvement with questionable timber from Cameroon, a [...]

Surge in EU tropical plywood imports in 2017

Surge in EU tropical plywood imports in 2017 Following a 15% rise during 2016, EU imports of tropical plywood increased [...]

Iran- an emerging destination for wood exports

When many of the economic sanctions against Iran were lifted over a year ago, doors were opened for international investments [...]

US tropical sawnwood imports up 17%

US imports of all sawn hardwood increased 9% in April to 82,091 cu.m. The growth in tropical sawnwood [...]

Huge Chinese investments in Gabon’s timber industry

Yihua Enterprise (Group) Co Ltd announced that is going to expand its  business in Africa with a $1 billion investment [...]

Central/West Africa: Consolidated recovery in prices for popular timbers

Central/West African producers report a small number of upward price changes for sawnwood which reflects the overall firm state [...]

10% decline in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawnwood decreased by 10% to 180,000 MT in the first quarter of 2017. After a [...]

Downward trend in EU imports of tropical logs

After a brief recovery in 2015 and stasis in 2016, the downward trend in EU imports of tropical logs resumed [...]

Slow-down in EU tropical timber imports

The slowdown in EU imports of tropical timber products registered in the second half of 2016 continued into the first [...]