look to African sources to fill the void left by the log export ban by Myanmar.
West and Central African exporters have not yet fully explored the opportunities in the Indian market where SE Asian producers have had success.
Log Export Prices
The price evolution of wood pellets in Central and Western Europe has been ascending throughout the whole 2013, with few exceptions. From January to December 2013, the average pellet price has increased by 9 percent in Germany, 6 percent in Austria and only moderately in Switzerland
The VPA between Liberia and the EU came into force on 1 December following its ratification by the two countries. The EU Delegation marked this achievement with an event in Monrovia on 2 December, attended by Pierre Amilhat, EuropeAid's Director for Western and Central Africa
In August, the average price of wood pellets in Central an Western Europe has remained below the levels of last year. In Germany, the price has even decreased as compared to July, and is 10 percent lower over August 2013
agreed forest management plans. Any concession holder that does not stick to the harvesting plans can expect a firm response from the authorities. Transport distances have always been a major cost centre for operations in the country but news is emerging of progress in a number of
Our survey indicates that in July 2004 the price of wood pellets has continued to stabilize in Central and Western Europe. The mild winter caused a sharp price drop throughout the first five months, however, since May, the pellet price has remained at the same levels with few minor
Analysts suggest rising prices for US hardwoods, notably white and red oak, may be enticing EU buyers back to tropical timbers.
In current contract negotiations it seems that buyers have a better understanding of the difficult log supply situation in West and Central Africa whic
While West and Central African exporters report good order book positions, demand levels are flat providing no opportunity for price increases. Analysts say there is little chance of a significant change in the second quarter as European demand has not picked up to any notable exten
Producers report that demand from Middle East buyers is firm and that the trade is very active. West and Central African producers appear confident of maintaining and even increasing their market share in the Middle East markets