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Cameroon raises log export duties

A considerable surge in log prices has been recently noticed in Central/West Africa. This is the result of producers [...]

Central/West Africa: Weaker demand in EU markets keeps logs prices low

Central and West African producers are expressing confidence that the current price stability and steady order volumes for African species [...]

Nigeria rosewood crisis gets new control measures from CITES

As a response to the acute rosewood crisis in West Africa and particularly in Nigeria, the Secretariat of the Convention [...]
January 19, 2018 Daily News / Forestry / Africa / Europe / Global

Global furniture production dominated by China

Total furniture production in the world’s 100 largest countries, by GDP, was valued at USUS$430 billion in 2017 [...]

Timber prices in China forecast to rise in 2018

The trend for timber price index in China during 2017 was on the rise, even if it was affected by [...]

Strong lumber demand increases global sawlog prices

Global sawlog prices were reported higher throughout the world in the 3Q/17 and are likely to continue upward into [...]

Gabon has the potential to become a world leader in certified tropical timber production

Gabon has developed an industrial strategy aimed at managing timber stocks sustainedly, as the country further plans to become a [...]

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 [...]