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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 [...]

Rougier to sell its forest and industrial activities in Cameroon and the Central African Republic

The Rougier Group sells its forest and industrial activities in Cameroon and the Central African Republic.     [...]