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Towards greater transparency in the tropical timber markets

The ITTO Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report, an output of the ITTO Market Information Service (MIS), is published in English every two weeks with the aim of improving transparency in the international tropical timber market. The TTM provides market trends and trade news from around the world, as well as indicative prices for over 400 tropical timber and added-value products.



1-15 September 2007

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Mexican Forest Expo to reunite forest community

Mexico will host the fifth 21st Century Forest Expo in Guadalajara, Mexico from 27 to 29 September 2007. The Expo will reunite the forest community to exchange experiences and solutions to forest problems and showcase forest technologies, machinery and equipment. The Expo will work towards productive and integrated forest supply chains, as well as to explore how to value and sustainably use forest resources. The Expo will be organized in collaboration with the National Forest Commission (CONAFOR), private companies and foresters associations, among others. Thirty-one state pavilions will host representative companies from Mexico. The pavilions will showcase the work of sawmills, machinery companies, wood transport service and handling, and other products and services.

Also in this issue

  • Ghana forum tackles critical forest finance issues
  • Ghana’s TIDD approvals fall in second quarter
  • US provides Indonesia with USD20 million for reforestation
  • Australia sets deal with Indonesia to cut greenhouse gases
  • Indonesian companies to rehabilitate forests
  • Log scarcity to affect prices in Myanmar
  • Brazilian Ministry criticized over settlements
  • Brazilian furniture producers shift focus to flooring
  • Mexican Forest Expo to reunite forest community
  • Steady growth seen in Bolivia’s regional exports
  • Japan Forestry Agency sets new target for domestic lumber
  • Japan housing starts plummet
  • Chinese plywood industry boosted by plantations
  • Australian PM announces new forestry programme
  • RAN claim refuted by Australian government
  • Marginal growth expected in North American MDF capacity

Data snapshot


Japanese housing starts plummeted to new lows in July, dropping 23.4% from the number of units in June

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