February 14, 2014
European imports of tropical hardwood fall to new lows
After record lows in 2012, the latest EU trade data indicates that imports of hardwood products from tropical countries fell even further during 2013. According to ITTO, in the first 11 months of 2013, EU28 imports of sawn hardwood from tropical countries were 870,200cu.m, 8.2% less than the same period in 2012. Imports of tropical hardwood logs were only 170,900cu.m between January and November 2013, 23.6% less than the same period in 2012. Direct imports of hardwood plywood from tropical countries (i.e. excluding imports from China) declined 4.8 ...
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