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European African timber operations transferred to Asian companies

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

Reasons for declining European tropical wood consumption

The reasons for declining consumption of tropical timbers in Europe are now well understood. The logistical problems of supplying consistent [...]

Certified sustainable timber business model in Africa challenged by structural change

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

Changes to US GSP could distrupt Indonesian and Brazilian wood products exports

In a recent statement the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) said it believes the wood products export target for [...]

Timber backlogs grow at Douala Port

One factor in the contraction in Cameroon’s EU exports, which started in 2016, cited by a number of EU [...]

EU tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]

Ghana’s wood products exports up 24% in January-April 2018

In the first four months of 2018 Ghana’s wood product exports totalled 115,225 cu.m compared to 92 [...]

EU tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]

Tropical sawnwood battles for share of buoyant European market

Recent reports on European economic and construction sector health and outlook make for almost exclusively positive reading. After the EU [...]

Netherlands: Sawmilling company Wijma ceases activities in Southwest-Cameroon

Due to the intensified conflict between opposing parties and security forces in Cameroon’s North and Southwest provinces, Dutch wood [...]