Yaoundé - 19 October 2019 -

Cameroon was the leading EU supplier of sawn timber in H1, 2019

Cameroon was the leading EU supplier of sawn timber in H1, 2019
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(Business in Cameroon) - In H1, 2019, Cameroonian sawn timber exporters exported 141,000 metric tons of the product to the European Union. This is revealed by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) in its latest sectoral report. Compared with the exports in H1, 2018, when the country’s sawn timber exports dropped noticeably, this represents a 20% rise.

With this performance, during the period under review, Cameroon became the leading sawn timber supplier in the EU, far ahead of Brazil which exported only 77,600 metric tons (47% up year on year).

With 30,200 metric tons of sawn timber exported to the EU in H1, 2019, Congo was the second African supplier. It was followed by Côte d’Ivoire (14,200 MT), whose exports dropped by 4% year on year nevertheless. Next came Ghana (up 17% YoY to 8,800 MT) and DR Congo (up 32% YoY to 7,300 MT).

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