Africa

Rosewood harvesting, transport and export in Ghana have been banned

Ghana's government has placed a total ban on the harvesting, processing and export of rosewood with immediate effect.  [...]
April 10, 2019 Market Analysis / Market Prices / ...Forestry / Africa

Negative outlook for the global forest products industry, says Moody’s

The outlook for the global paper and forest products industry has been changed to negative from stable, Moody's says [...]

Ten timber trading companies in Europe accused of importing illegal wood from DRC

Ten European companies trading in timber have sourced US$2.26 million of wood from a company engaged in illegal [...]

Global sawlog prices keep on rising in 2018

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

Malvaux’s acquisition of Rougier won’t affect the European plywood market

    The acquisition of the €30 million turnover timber and plywood business Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux by plywood [...]

Ghana: Current prices for exported wood products

    Prices for Ghana's exported wood products are the following between 16-31 January 2019:  [...]
February 20, 2019 Market Prices / Forestry / ...Industry Prices / Sawmilling / Africa

Logs & sawnwood prices in Central/West Africa keep stable

Across the Central/West African region producers report no major change in overall international market sentiment since the end of [...]

Central/West Africa: Dropping pressure on FOB tropical logs prices

Central/ West African producers report a slight easing of sawnwood and log FOB prices (Euro basis) being offered by buyers [...]

European imports of tropical logs recover this year

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

EU tropical timber imports recover in Q3/2018

EU imports of tropical wood products dipped sharply in 2017 and started this year very slowly but recovered some lost [...]