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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 [...]

FSC and global companies unveil the Vancouver Declaration

      The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) this week launched an ambitious new initiative to increase [...]

Central/West Africa: short term drop adjustment in log FOB prices

Even if a downward trend has been registered in some log FOB prices in Central and West Africa, this hasn [...]

FSC’s General Assembly undertakes global challenges

With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the diverse membership of the Forest Stewardship Council will meet [...]

China still leads as the world’s biggest furniture producer

The 100 countries covered in CSIL’s newly-released World Furniture Outlook 2017/2018 make up almost 90 per cent [...]

Tropical sawn wood imports decline in nearly all EU countries

EU imports of tropical sawnwood in the first six months of 2017 were 348,600 metric tonnes (MT), 19% less [...]

Unusually long period of price stability for African hardwoods

For the past 2-3 months there has been little movement in the market and prices have been stable with [...]

African countries commit to fight against illegal timber trade

African countries have pledged to tame illegal trade in timber and other forest products by ensuring that the sub-sector [...]

Timber exports from Ghana dropping sharply this year

The volume and value of Ghana’s timber exports has been falling in each of the past five months.   [...]

EU imports of tropical logs continue to slide

Tropical log imports into the EU fell in 2016 and this decline continued in the first half of 2017. EU [...]