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EU tropical wood imports slow with mounting signs of recession

In the first nine months of this year the EU27 imported 1.53 million tonnes of tropical wood and wooden [...]

Downturn in China beginning to impact African tropical logs and sawnwood prices

The economic slowdown in China has started to affect FOB prices with prices for okoume, beli and some of the [...]

European buyers showing more interest in African timbers

Producers in the Central/West African region are reporting firm demand for padouk, okoume, ovangkol and even gheombi, a timber [...]

African wood trade disrupted by shipping problems

African producers have indicated that the anticipated rise in demand following the western hemisphere holiday period has not yet materalised [...]

Demand for African tropical timber recovering but prices easing

As businesses in importing countries adapt to working with the coronavirus risk trade has started to revive and some FOB [...]

Expanding opportunities for lesser used certified hardwoods in Europe

Responding to the overall decline in availability of the commercially most popular tropical species, particularly if certified, and the objective [...]

Plans to build Africa’s largest wood pellet export facility underway

Hive Energy, iLive Sustainable Development, and Partners for Innovation have partnered to establish Coega Biomass Centre – Africa’s largest wood [...]

Congo basin member states to ban timber exports

In a bid to stimulate the production of timber to the GDP of Central African States, members countries of the [...]

UK market for African hardwoods “recovering well” after lockdown

The UK market for sawn hardwood has been recovering well following easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures from June onwards [...]

African tropical timber: Asian buyers slowly returning; prices for EU market up

It has been reported that buyers for the Chinese and other Asian markets are slowly returning. The current emphasis is [...]