European buyers showing more interest in African timbers

European buyers showing more interest in African timbers
Producers in the Central/West African region are reporting firm demand for padouk, okoume, ovangkol and even gheombi, a timber that was not common in the market until a year ago. Gheombi is used for door manufacturing. The timber has dark streaks but this is apparently appreciated in the Chinese market.    As a result of the disruption to beech supplies due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine buyers for the markets in European buyers are showing more interest in African timbers especially for timbers that could be alternatives for beech.    The availability ...

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