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Netherlands’ rising influence in EU tropical timber trade

The Netherlands has traditionally played an important role as a driver of tropical timber demand in the EU.    [...]

Rise in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawn wood increased 12% to 405,600 MT in the first half of 2019 compared to [...]

EU tropical wood trade up 16% in the first half of 2019

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first half of this year compared to [...]

Ghana: Latest prices for exported wood products

Prices for Ghana's exported wood products are the following between 16-31 August 2019:    Boule [...]

Bright market prospects for the European softwood lumber in Egypt

The EU countries have increased their exports by almost 50% this year, as the country's economy is overall improving [...]

Falling sawlog prices across the world

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year [...]

Investigation of padauk shipment from Congo to EU impacts prices

In early July Belgian Customs blocked the release of a shipment of padouk sawnwood dispatched from Gabon. The Belgian authorities [...]

Finland’s softwood lumber exports move from China to Egypt

Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world increased by 5% in the first five months of 2019. The softwood lumber [...]

Africa a growth market for furniture

Several African countries have good potential to develop their furniture industry, both for expanding internal consumption and for export markets [...]