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April 27, 2016
Central/West Africa: Timber demand in China and EU moves ahead
Selling from Central/West Africa to the Chinese market has steadily firmed, especially for the higher quality species and grades. Until recently Asian producers were the main beneficiaries of firmer demand in the Chinese market but now African suppliers are experiencing a similar trend. European demand is strengthening slowly and prices are very firm. In EU markets buyers are looking for prompt and timely shipment which is favouring West and Central African producers because of the shorter distances and their access to regular liner services. Cameroon said to be considering total log ...
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