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Global timber prices growing steady in the second quarter

The global timber price index GSPI was up 4.2% in the 2Q/16 after having fallen to the lowest [...]

US sawnwood imports from Africa declined in July

During July 2016, there were lower US sawnwood imports from Africa, compared to the same period of 2015. The volume [...]

Weak dollar and higher demand drives up global softwood lumber prices

Demand for softwood lumber has gone up in many markets around the world in 2016, resulting in a substantial increase [...]

Indian companies invest in veneer plants in Gabon

After Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia, Gabon has emerged as a new location for veneer production by Indian companies.  [...]

Pöyry challenges forestry sector to unlock benefits of forest carbon

A new Pöyry Point of View explores market based forest carbon solutions that are emerging to help mitigate climate [...]

Central Africa: Logs&sawnwood prices start to move as new buying season begins quietly in Europe

As European companies get back to business after the summer vacation season some notable price changes for major species are [...]

Mozambique government proposes total ban on log exports

The government in Mozambique has proposed a total ban on all the exports of unprocessed logs, no matter of the [...]
September 5, 2016 Daily News / Forestry / Africa / Global

Ghana: July export prices for logs, sawnwood, veneer, plywood

Prices for Ghana's exported wood products are the following between 1-31 July, 2016:    Boule [...]

Central/West Africa: No logs & sawnwood price movements in expectation of UK referendum effects

The slight weakness in prices for sipo and sapele was reigned in over the past two weeks and there is [...]