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Central/West Africa: Good demand from Asia still not enough to rise logs and sawnwood prices

Central and West Africa buyers for the Chinese market continue to be active and producers report that the level of [...]

Okoume veneers exports from Gabon gain a foothold in India

Okoume face veneer shipped to India from Gabon has gained a foothold on the Indian panel market and is gradually [...]

Overview of the global forest industry in Q3/2017

The strong softwood fiber global prices, led by the US dollar weakening and the growing demand from China have risen [...]

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 [...]