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European buyers showing more interest in African timbers
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European buyers showing more interest in African timbers

Producers in the Central/West African region are reporting firm demand for padouk, okoume, ovangkol and even gheombi, a timber that was not common in the market until a year ago. Gheombi is used for door manufacturing. The timber has dark streaks but this is apparently appreciated in the Chinese market. As a result of the...