. 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 ... [više ...]
TotalEnergies and Compagnie des Bois du Gabon (CBG) have joined forces to develop a forward-looking model of sustainable and responsible forest management that combines sustainable harvesting, biodiversity conservation, and long-term carbon storage ... [više ...]
Implementation of the decision to ban the export of logs by the six Cemac countries (Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Chad, CAR and Equatorial Guinea) will not become effective as planned on 1 January 2022. This information emerged from a meeting of Forestry Ministers in Cemac member states and t ... [više ...]
The impact of pandemic control measures have hit timber producers across the West African region hard, coming as it has at a time when demand in the traditional markets, especially in Europe, were already under pressure from lower consumptions, cha ... [više ...]
. Speakers included Ken Walsh of Danzer UK, Hank Marcel of Robinson Lumber, Ben Jenn of NHG, and Rupert Green of Greentimber.
The report on the situation in the African hardwood trade noted that log stocks and sawn timber supplies in the region are compa ... [više ...]
. Furthermore, the disruption in commodity markets, travel and tourism and country-level lockdowns have slowed economic activity.
The impact of pandemic control measures has hit West African timber producers across the region, coming at a time when deman ... [više ...]
Demand in African markets has grown in the current year and now accounts for around 12% of total exports compared to 9% in the same period in 2018.
Wood products exported to the ECOWAS regional block increased to a record 17,287 cu ... [više ...]
). He will look at the role of FLEGT licensing in architects’ procurement decisions, and the significance in the sector of green building rating systems.
Workshop three focuses on FLEGT impacts in African VPA countries, and challenges facing European com ... [više ...]
The Rougier Group is announcing the sale of its forest and industrial activities in Cameroon and the Central African Republic. In connection with Rougier Afrique International's court-ordered receivership proceedings, Poitiers Commercial Court auth ... [više ...]
The Association Technique Internationale des Bois Tropicaux (ATIBT - International Tropical Timber Technical Association) has just released Volume 1 of their "User Guide for Eco-certified African Timber in Europe ... [više ...]
Ghana will soon become the first country in Africa to finalise a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union paving the way for the issuing of FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) licenses covering wood products. This follows the successful assessment of th ... [više ...]
During this year's International Hardwood Conference (IHC) held in Copenhagen from 16-18 September, Mr. Ad Wesselink, Managing Director of Netherlands based Wijma presented the current state of the African timber market ... [više ...]
The 2nd International Workshop on African mahogany was held in late April in São Paulo bringing together exhibitors, investors and producers. The event delivered new information and opportunities for business and dealt with topics such as silvicultur ... [više ...]
Overall demand for African sawn hardwood across Europe is slow. However the strong focus of the EU market on sapele, and local shortfalls in supply after a long period of limited buying, is now translating into rising prices for this species ... [više ...]
Le Canada et l’Argentine travaillent ensemble à la mise en œuvre de pratiques de gestion durable des forêts (GDF) dans six forêts modèles argentines.
Le Service canadien des forêts (SCF) et le Réseau canadien de ... [više ...]
West African log prices are unchanged and analysts expect prices to remain stable into the third quarter as there are no signs that China, the market leader, will increase purchases any time soon ... [više ...]
Among the different producer regions, African timber has shown the strongest demand trend in Europe over the last few months, according to importers. European demand for sawn sapele, iroko and sipo, for example, has remained at a good overall level and impr ... [više ...]
Unlike the ATIBT Forum in 2014 which was wide ranging and covered tropical timber trade trends globally, this year’s meeting focused more on linkages between African producers and European buyers ... [više ...]
Namibia, Angola and Zambia aim to tackle overharvesting and illegal trade
The first collaborative workshop on forest management and timber trade between Namibia, Angola and Zambia ended last week with agreement reached on developing a time bound Action Plan for collective forest management and timb ... [više ...]
Raute Corporation and York Timbers, the largest manufacturer of plywood products in Southern Africa, have signed a Cooperative Agreement in order to strengthen the level of cooperation towards a strategic partnership.
The parties’ mutual goal is to enhance the profitability of York Timbers vi ... [više ...]
EU imports of hardwood plywood from African countries declined 11% to 60,300 m3 in 2013. A sharp fall in imports from Morocco and Ivory Coast was only partially offset by a slight increase in imports from Gabon and Cameroon ... [više ...]