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April 11, 2018
Fall in EU tropical imports driven mainly by supply-side issues
In practice, the recent decline in tropical imports into the EU is better seen as a region-wide phenomenon driven mainly by supply side trends. In 2017, a range of factors conspired to result in extremely low tropical sawn hardwood imports across the EU. These include: On-going serious problems and delays with shipping out of Douala Port in Cameroon. Overstocking in the EU at the end of 2016 following arrival all at once of a large volume of delayed shipments from Africa. Diminishing commercial availability of tropical ...
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