End-Uses of Tropical Hardwood: Introduction
there has been a period of rapid growth in the utilisation of tropical hardwoods by the industrialised countries of the world,
whereas the volume of log imports is today at about the same level as 15 years ago, that of sawnwood has almost doubled in this time. In the same period, shipments of tropical hardwood plywood have increased many-fold, mainly as a result of production using South-east Asian timber,
there has been some shift in sources of supply, with an increasing contribution, particularly of sawnwood and plywood, from South-east Asia, mainly at the expense of Africa. Supplies from Latin America are modest, in comparison, though increasing.
KeywordsDense Wood Particle Board Wood Veneer Tropical Hardwood Tropical Wood
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