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Ghana: Rosewood harvesting, transport and export banned

Ghana's government has placed a total ban on the harvesting, processing and export of rosewood with immediate effect.  [...]

Ten European companies accused of importing illegal wood from DRC

Ten European companies trading in timber have sourced US$2.26 million of wood from a company engaged in illegal [...]

Global lumber trade falls due to slowing markets in US, China, UK and Japan

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down 7% year [...]

EU imports of tropical logs rise 11% in 2018

After a sharp downturn in 2017, EU imports of tropical logs recovered some lost ground in 2018 but were still [...]

Global sawlog prices reach highest level in 4 years

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

Rougier/ Malvaux deal not expected to disrupt the plywood market

The acquisition of the €30 million turnover timber and plywood business Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux by plywood and decorative panels leader [...]

Ghana: January prices for exported wood products

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

ISO publishes chain of custody standard for wood products

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) has published a new, voluntary standard for chain of custody (CoC) of wood and [...]

Central/West Africa: Logs & sawnwood prices continue to stand firm

Across the Central/West African region producers report no major change in overall international market sentiment since the end of [...]