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Quick overview of this year’s International Hardwood Conference

Venice hosted the most important hardwood lumber conference in the world, on the 16th of November. More than 150 people [...]

Central/West Africa A long stretch with few logs & sawnwood FOB price movements, why?

No changes in FOB prices for either logs or sawnwood have been reported during the second half of October so [...]

Ghana’s latest prices for exported wood products

Prices for Ghana's exported wood products are the following between 16-31 October 2017:    Boule [...]

Over 1.4 million logs where illegally traded from Nigeria to China, EIA says

Over 1.4 million illegal rosewood logs from Nigeria, worth US$300 million, were illegally transported into China. According to [...]

EU sawn tropical hardwood imports continue to slide

The latest trade data shows that EU imports of sawn tropical hardwood have continued to slide this year, despite on [...]

The Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition calls for greater focus on marketing and promotion

The Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) conference held in Aarhus, Denmark, in September highlighted that work by European governments, trade [...]

ATIBT launches tropical timber branding initiative

A new tropical timber branding initiative is being launched by the ATIBT (International Tropical Timber Technical Association) focused on encouraging [...]

Africa: Logs & sawnwood prices upward trend on a pause

Central/West African producers report a few minor prices changes for recent sawnwood shipments but log prices have stabilised after [...]

International Hardwood Conference next month in Venice

Hosted by Italy's Fedecomlegno Federation in association with the ETTF and European Organisation of Sawmillers, an International Hardwood Conference [...]

US tropical sawnwood now account for 30% of total sawn hardwood imports

US imports of temperate and tropical sawn hardwood grew slightly in August to 72,278 cu.m., but the value [...]