Total EU sawn hardwood imports were up 4% for the first nine months of 2018 at 1.62 million cu.m. Tropical timber was ahead 7% to 720,000 cu.m and temperate hardwood increased 2% to 900,000cu.m. By supplier country, strongest growth came from Indonesia, albeit from a relatively low base, with EU imports of Indonesian sawnwood up 75% to 17,600 cu.m in the January to September period. All sawnwood exported by Indonesia to the EU has been FLEGT licensed since November 2016, and all must be S4S as rough sawn ...
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