December 5, 2016
Rising tropical timber imports by Spain and Portugal
The value of tropical timber product imports into Spain and Portugal both made gains in the first nine months of 2016, although for different reasons. Imports into Spain increased 13% to euro86 million with nearly all the gain due to rising imports of sawnwood from Cameroon, mainly comprising ayous, iroko, sapele and tali. Sawnwood from Cameroon now constitutes nearly one quarter of the value of all imports of tropical timber into Spain as imports of other products such as Brazilian decking and veneer and African tropical logs have declined to negligible levels.   ...
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