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Central/West Africa: Prospects improving logs & sawnwood FOB price increases

Producers in West and Central Africa are generally optimistic that the present stable market conditions will be maintained through the [...]

Steinhoff International agreed to sell Kika/Leiner

Steinhoff International has finally admitted that it is selling its loss-making Austrian furniture retailer Rudolf Leiner, popularly known as [...]

Central/West Africa: Steady demand will translate into better logs & sawnwood prices

Producers in Central and West Africa announced that the stable market situation reported last month is being maintained and they [...]

Cameroonian government commission to investigate Douala port operations

The Cameroon government has appointed a new Commission to investigate the failed operations at Douala Port.     [...]

Latest prices for Ghana’s exported wood products

Prices for Ghana's exported wood products are the following between 1-15 May 2018.    Boule [...]

World furniture production grows 3% in 2017

According figures presented at the recent CSIL World Furniture Outlook  seminar, world furniture production amounted to over USD 400 billion [...]

World bank expects rising wood logs prices in Africa and SE Asia

The World Bank reconsidered forecast for logs and sawnwood in the recently updated Commodity Markets Outlook.     [...]

Veneer production potential in Gabon

Gabon is the 6th largest producer of tropical veneer. Its production of 270,000 cubic metes in 2016 represented 6 [...]

Impact of EUTR on EU trade in tropical timber products

A key question for the long-term future of the EU trade in tropical timber products is the impact of [...]