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EU imports of tropical logs & sawnwood recover a little ground in the first half of 2018

After a downturn in 2017, the quantity of EU imports of tropical logs recovered a little ground in the first [...]

Subdued EU tropical timber imports in 2018

EU imports of tropical wood products have been subdued so far in 2018 with little sign yet of any rebound [...]

Asian timber operators better placed than European operators in Africa

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

Reasons for declining European tropical wood consumption

The reasons for declining consumption of tropical timbers in Europe are now well understood. The logistical problems of supplying consistent [...]

Certified sustainable timber business model in Africa challenged by structural change

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

EU tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]

EU tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]

Central/West Africa: Prospects improving logs & sawnwood FOB price increases

Producers in West and Central Africa are generally optimistic that the present stable market conditions will be maintained through the [...]

EU imports of tropical logs recover a little ground

After a downturn in 2017, EU imports of tropical logs recovered a little ground at the start of 2018. Imports [...]

First quarter decline in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawn wood decreased 6% to 166,100 MT in the first quarter of 2018. This was [...]