Africa

EU imported more tropical sawnwood this year

Total EU tropical sawn wood imports for January to May were ahead 13.9% on the 2018 figure at 405 [...]

Boom in Finland’s softwood lumber exports to Egypt; exports to China collapse

Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world increased by 5% in the first five months of 2019. The softwood lumber [...]

Growth potential for the African furniture market

Several African countries have good potential to develop their furniture industry, both for expanding internal consumption and for export markets [...]

Greenpeace spots alleged illegal cargo of precious tropical timber in the port of Antwerp

A cargo of precious sawn tropical timber (padoek) from Africa is was blocked this month in the Belgian port of [...]

Gabon timber industry hit by corruption scandal

Tropical timber is piling up at Gabon's main port as the country's logging industry reels from a corruption [...]
July 19, 2019 Market Analysis / Forestry / ...Sawmilling / Africa

Global sawlog prices fall sharply in the first quarter of 2019

In the first quarter of 2019, the global sawlog prices fell to the lowest level in two years. Sawlog prices [...]

Dutch imports of FLEGT licensed timber are on the rise

    FLEGT licensing is helping importers to comply with EUTR, while the forest sector reforms and new [...]

New technology promises to create 3D printed wood products

A 3D printing process that uses a wood-based ink to produce components with the unique ‘ultrastructure’ of wood has [...]

Global lumber-exporting countries increased their shipments in early 2019

    The uptick in demand for lumber continued in early 2019, with most of the major lumber [...]

West Africa: Logs & sawnwood FOB prices under pressure

European markets are uninspiring according to producers. FOB prices remain at the same level as in the past 2 months [...]