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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.



16-29 February 2016

Top story

Mahogany exports to resume

A story filed by Madeira Total says mahogany harvesting in certified forests has begun and the first batch of mahogany will be transported for processing for export this month.
This resumption of mahogany product exports from Brazil is a victory for those who believe that industries based on timber produced responsibly contribute to the generation of employment in the Amazon.
When contacted a spokesperson from IBAMA said they have carefully monitored all administrative procedures, approved the management plan and that they have been following progress so are prepared to issue a CITES permit.

Also in this issue

  • African and Malaysian timbers battle for market share
  • Alibaba and Malaysia’s UBM join forces to create new trading platform
  • India targets 81,000 homes for urban poor
  • Negative interest rates in Japan stimulate mortgage enquiries
  • Japan’s log export rise
  • Sharp decline in China’s log imports
  • European Commission tells member states - step up efforts to enforce EUTR
  • US imports of tropical sawnwood rise further in 2015

Data snapshot

ASEAN diversity an investment opportunity


ASEAN offers opportunities for small, medium and large manufacturing companies

“ASEAN is a region of different markets, varying economic developments, and diverse cultures. This diversity offers investors a wide range of opportunities. In ASEAN, investors find complementarity among ASEAN’s mix of markets. There is room for small, medium, or large enterprises. There is a long list of possible industries to go into depending on the country’s strengths and needs.”(ASEAN Secretariat)


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