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April 12, 2018
Sharp fall in EU imports of African sawnwood
The most notable trend in the supply of sawn hardwood to the EU in 2017 was the sharp fall in imports from Africa, particularly from Cameroon, but also Gabon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and DRC. Imports from Malaysia and Brazil were more stable. Following a surge in 2016, EU imports from countries in the Congo region declined sharply in 2017. Imports decreased by 24% from Cameroon to 316,000 cu.m, by 22% from Gabon to 99,000 cu.m, by 17% from Congo to 54,000 cu.m, and by 51% from DRC to ...
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