Africa

40% of Chinese factories in Gabon have ceased production

It is estimated that about 40% of Gabon’s Chinese factories have ceased production. In some cases, the plywood plants [...]

Global lumber producers more profitable in early 2020

    The US South and British Columbia have historically been the lowest-cost lumber-producing regions of [...]

No pandemic impact in March EU tropical timber trade data

    The lack of any strong COVID signal in the tropical timber trade data to the end [...]

Tropical timber trade in West Africa sluggish

It is becoming increasingly difficult to get trade news from West Africa. Communication channels have not been affected by pandemic [...]

Global sawlog prices hardly change in Q1, despite trade interruptions

    Global sawlog prices hardly change in Q1 from Q4, despite trade interruptions, uncertainty about short-term [...]

EU tropical timber trade weakened before COVID lockdown

Having reached the highest level in more than a decade in October 2019, EU27+UK trade in tropical wood and [...]

Investigation finds European companies taking advantage of loophole to imports teak

     A new investigation has uncovered a scheme exploiting a loophole in the European Union Timber Regulation [...]

Worldwide demand for African tropical timber decreasing

Millers in West Africa have provided some comments on shipping opportunities and market developments saying they have been told ports [...]