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Brazilian wood products exports up 29% in May

In May 2019, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 29% in value compared to May [...]

Dutch and Belgian importers’ views on FLEGT

Although the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) has narrowed the supply base for tropical timber imported into the EU, traders in [...]

Europe’s “zero deforestation” policies: an opportunity for tropical timber?

Increasingly the twin concepts of “zero deforestation” and “embodied deforestation” lie at the heart of European policy making, both in [...]

Brazil’s wood products exports drop sharply in April 2019

In April 2019, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) declined 19% in value compared to [...]

EU tropical wood trade strong in the first quarter of 2019

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first quarter this year compared to the [...]

EU tropical timber imports rising since mid-2018

Total value of tropical wood imports into the EU increased slightly in 2018, although at a slower rate than imports [...]

Tropical wood loses market share in Germany

Insights into the reasons for Germany’s shift away imports of tropical wood, particularly direct imports, were provided by the [...]

Substantial growth in China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Brazil

Thailand still is the main tropical sawnwood exporter to China. China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Thailand in 2018 were [...]

Building on tropical hardwood’s construction potential

Advocacy for using timber as a mainstream modern construction material is increasing in Europe and other regions. Faced with the [...]

EU imports of tropical logs rise 11% in 2018

After a sharp downturn in 2017, EU imports of tropical logs recovered some lost ground in 2018 but were still [...]