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Cameroon remains largest sawn wood exporter to the EU (186,500 tons), in late September 2018

Cameroon remains largest sawn wood exporter to the EU (186,500 tons), in late September 2018
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(Business in Cameroon) - Cameroonian sawn wood exports towards the European Union (EU) kept a strong pace in the third quarter this year, the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) revealed in this September 2018 report.

 “A significant amount of tropical sawn wood arrived into the EU from Cameroon in the third quarter of 2018, taking the total import from that country in the first nine months to 186,500 MT, almost exactly equivalent to the same period in 2017,” the report read.

Meanwhile tropical sawn wood imports from nearly all other leading suppliers were stronger in the first 9 months of 2018 compared to the same period last year, including from Malaysia (+14% to 81,600 MT), Brazil (+20% to 73,700 MT), Gabon (+19% to 70,800 MT), Congo (+6% to 34,800 MT), Indonesia (+82% to 12,700 MT), Ghana (+8% to 11,000 MT), DRC (+7% to 9,700 MT) and Myanmar (+64% to 6,900 MT).

These gains offset declining imports from Côte d'Ivoire (-9% to 21,000 MT) and Suriname (-20% to 4,100 MT).

Brice R. Mbodiam

 

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