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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 2013

Top story

Brazil, the exciting emerging consumer market 

After a remarkable decade of steady growth and economic stability, Brazil has emerged as one of the world’s most important new consumer markets says a new report from the Boston Consulting Group’s Center for Consumer and Customer Insight.
By 2020, Brazilian households will represent an annual market of around US$1.6 trillion (3.2 trillion Brazilian real). 

Also in this issue

  • Ghana Association fears VPA means job losses
  • Reduced fuel subsidies in Malaysia will push up production costs
  • Plunge in rupee exchange rate puts brake on Myanmar timber trade
  • Mismatch, Consumer confidence down while Bank of Japan says economy strengthening
  • China’s exports to ASEAN countries jump 30 percent
  • EUTR and CPR driving changes in EU plywood market
  • Home remodelling spending on the rise in US 

Data snapshot


Planted forest area brazil eucalyptus pine SFM




It will probably come as a surprise to many that, except for plywood, the share of tropical sawnwood, veneer and roundwood in global markets has not changed very much in more than 15 years.
The market share of tropical roundwood in 1995 was around 20% and was around 15% in 2011; for tropical veneer the equivalent figures were 1995, 38% and 30% in 2011 and for tropical sawnwood its 10% market share has not changed in more than 15 years. 



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