Tropical timber trade takes big hit from pandemic


Saturday, 14 November 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a drastic impact on tropical timber trade, with log exports down by 28% compared with 2019, sawnwood down by 16% and tropical plywood down by 8%, according to preliminary findings of a report presented by the ITTO Secretariat on the fifth and final day of the 56th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council.