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  • Boom in the demand for wood coatings in Kenya

    Posted on :Wednesday , 25th November 2020

    The future of Kenya's wood-coating industry is promising given the persistent constraints of the country's supply chain of wood and wood products, which is characterized by increasing demand toward a lower supply that could have an effect on the overall demand for wood-coating in the East African country.


    There is growing hope about the potential growth of the wood-coating in. . .

  • KENYA: $28 million is raised by Komaza to expand forest plantations

    Posted on :Monday , 26th October 2020

    The Komaza logging company has recently concluded a Class B fundraising campaign that raised USD 28 million. The money will be used to grow forest plantations for sustainable timber harvesting.


    Sustainable timber harvesting in Kenya could have a promising future. Such is the vision that underlies the financial activity that Komaza has recently concluded. The logging company r. . .

  • Timber Trade sees a revival in East Africa

    Posted on :Wednesday , 30th September 2020

    Timber trade accounts for hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of hardwood natural plantations annually; Mozambique, the DRC and, to a lesser degree, Tanzania, are the primary source countries for natural forest timber, while Kenya and Uganda are the largest importers.


    Overall, regional trade in natural forest timber in the area is growing, hitting a value of hundreds of mil. . .

  • Contribution of the Wood Industry to Kenya

    Posted on :Wednesday , 2nd September 2020

    In Kenya, the demand for furniture is increasing at 10 per cent per year, plywood mills consume 15 per cent of the industrial wood available for furniture and manufacture plywood, MDF, particleboard, blockboard and veneer. 


    These mills are mainly sold to the formal industry and use pine and cypress as raw materials, with knots and wood structure limiting the visual quali. . .

  • East African wood processing market prospects remain dominant

    Posted on :Friday , 24th July 2020

    As per the study, Eastern African economies purchase annually USD 1.2 billion in furniture, 22 percent of which is imported. As development is driven by increasing urban populations and purchasing power, growth prospects are favourable, and Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda are likely to remain the dominant markets for furniture. Kenya is the main furniture market in eastern Africa. It is a. . .


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