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June 4, 2018
EU tropical timber imports flat-line in 2018
The slowdown in EU imports of tropical products, which began in 2016 and continued throughout last year, levelled off in the first quarter of 2018. Chart 1 shows twelve monthly rolling average imports (to iron out seasonal fluctuations) into the EU of all tropical wood products listed in HS Chapter 44 (excluding wood waste and chips). It shows that imports peaked at an average of 224,000 metric tonnes (MT) per month in September 2016, slipped to a low of 207,000 MT in January this year and recovered only slightly, to 209,000 MT, by ...
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