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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.



16-28 February 2015

Top story

China to phase out commercial logging in natural forests

The State Forestry Administration (SFA) has made public plans to phase out commercial logging in the country’s natural forests. In the first phase, commercial logging in natural forests in the key forest regions in the Northeast and Inner Mongolia will be halted.
The loss of around 50 million cubic metres of annual harvests from the natural forests in China will add to the already huge gap between demand for timber and supply.

Also in this issue

  • W. African producers bracing for tough price negotiations
  • Surge in air dry sawnwood exports as power outages limit kilning
  • Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry – No to log exports 
  • Re-zoning Mumbai to boost housing development
  • EU wooden furniture imports rebound in 2014
  • US Forest Service assess Lacey Act impact

Data snapshot

Bamboo and rattan trade database 


The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is dedicated to improving the livelihoods of producers through supporting Innovations in bamboo and rattan production and processing and opening avenues to new markets for two of the world’s most sustainable raw materials.
INBAR maintains a Bamboo and Rattan Trade Database containing import and export data for almost 200 countries or areas.
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