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Keyword: tropical

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 [...]

EU tropical timber imports flat-line in 2018

The slowdown in EU imports of tropical products, which began in 2016 and continued throughout last year, levelled off in [...]

Impact of EUTR on EU trade in tropical timber products

A key question for the long-term future of the EU trade in tropical timber products is the impact of [...]

EUTR not “effective, proportionate and dissuasive”, says ClientEarth

The potential value of FLEGT licensing is partly dependent on the extent to which EUTR is being implemented consistently across [...]