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Central/West Africa: Prices improve for a growing number of timbers

In the tables below it can be seen that over the past weeks there have been a number of price [...]

Gabon a source of veneer and plywood for Indian industries

Gabon is well known for its timber resources and the recently completed Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has been promoted in [...]

Guyana expects to conclude FLEGT-VPA negotiations by July 2017

Guyana delegation is on the way to Belgium to finalize the negotiations regarding the European Union-Forest Law Enforcement Governance [...]

Liberia and the EU signed the Voluntary Partnership Agreement

The Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between Liberia and the European Union (EU) was signed on April 7, 2017, through the [...]

Central/West Africa: Firmer demand lifts okoume prices

Markets are a little firmer and China in particular is actively buying selected species such as belli, okan and okoume [...]

Global softwood lumber exports reach new record-high in 2016

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12% year-over-year to reach a new record-high of 121 million cu. ft [...]

Rising dependence in EU on tropical sawnwood from Cameroon

The most notable trend in the supply of tropical sawn timber to the EU in 2016 was the rising dependence [...]

New record high for globally traded wood chips in 2016

Over the past 15 years, global trade of wood chips has gone up almost 75%, mainly because of major expansion [...]

Central/West Africa: Demand in China remains firm; logs & sawnwood prices stable

The reported slowdown in China’s economic growth in February came as no surprise as businesses there closed for the [...]

Rising sawmill stocks signal weak demand in South Africa

Local analysts report the South African timber market is currently subdued and that this is borne out by the high [...]