Ghana recorded a year-on-year rise of almost 12% in the volume of wood product exports between January and August this year (2016, 264,889 cu.m; 2015, 237,004 cu.m) and there was a 26% increase in export earnings over the same period. There were increases in the export volumes of air-dried sawnwood, plywood, curl veneers, billets and kindling.
The main species exported were teak (35%), rosewood (22%), wawa (9%), papao/apa (7%), and ceiba (6%). The major export markets over the period Jan-Aug 2016 were Asia (mainly India, China and Vietnam,73%), Africa (11%), Europe (11%), USA (3%) and the Middle East (2%).
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