Global Timber Index

The Global Timber Index (GTI) Platform is a collaborative undertaking between ITTO and the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM). The aim is to facilitate the exchange of information and data on the timber trade and promote collaboration among stakeholders in a stable, transparent and predictable business environment as a means for building legal and sustainable forest product supply chains. The Platform is funded by IPIM and managed by the Global Green Supply Chains Secretariat (GGSC). Seven pilot countries—Brazil, the Congo, Indonesia, Gabon, Malaysia, Mexico and China—and about 160 enterprises and companies are participating in the initial phase of the GTI Platform.

The monthly GTI Report, first published in December 2022 (covering the month of November), is compiled based on data and other information obtained from leading timber enterprises in participating pilot tropical-timber-producing countries and, in China, from surveys of secondary manufacturers. For primary producers, the report presents trends in local timber harvesting and the supply of logs, sawnwood, plywood and other products. For secondary manufacturers, the focus is on trends in local timber processing and manufacturing, covering products such as wooden flooring, doors and furniture. The indices are based on various factors, such as production (harvesting) levels, new orders, inventories of material and products, purchasing/sales quantities and prices, employment and delivery times.

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