February 20, 2014
Sharp rise in EU tropical hardwood imports from Malaysia
EU tropical hardwood imports from Malaysia hit a low of 53,000cu.m/month at the end of 2012 and remained at this level until September 2013. However, EU imports from Malaysia surged during the autumn months to an average of close to 75,000cu.m/month. The surge is partly due to improvement in the UK economy and some early signs of life in the Netherlands construction market. A range of EU policy measures also contributed to the rapid increase in imports from Malaysia at the end of 2013. Loss of ...
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