Saudi Arabia to import Indonesian Gaharu

Importers in Saudi Arabia have placed a long term order for Indonesian Gaharu, internationally known as Agarwood.

Agarwood forms Aquilaria and Gyrinops, both large tropical trees are found throughout Southease Asia, when the trees become infected with a mould. Since 1995 Aquilaria Malaccensis, the main source for Gahura has been listed in Appendix II of CITES, and in 2004 all Aquilaria species were listed in Appendix II.

Importers in Saudi Arabia have apparently contracted for 100 tonnes of Indonesian Gaharu wood to be supplied over the course of 12 months. As of June this year, Indonesian exports of Gaharu was around 10 tonnes.


Source: ITTO