Gonystylus bancanus (Ramin)

As in 2010, G. bancanus met the criteria for high volume trade in a globally threatened species. Once again, EU imports in 2011 principally consisted of wild-sourced timber for commercial purposes (648 m3); imports of timber decreased by 61% between 2010 and 2011, although trade in carvings increased in 2011 to 1276 kg and 127 m3 of carvings. As in 2010, all trade was imported directly from Indonesia and Malaysia. Positive opinions for Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah & Sarawak) were confirmed on 12/3/2009.

2010 Summary for Gonystylus bancanus (Ramin)

Criteria met:  High volume (globally threatened)

Principal trade term to the EU:  timber

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  Italy, Netherlands

Top Trading Partner:  Indonesia

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Vulnerable

EU-reported imports of wild-sourced Gonystylus bancanus timber (reported in m3), all purposes, 2001-2010.

EU imports in 2010 were all wild-sourced and traded for commercial purposes, comprising 1,670 m3 of timber and 120 m3 of carvings. EU imports of wild-sourced timber increased by 26% between 2009 and 2010, following two consecutive years in which imports decreased.

The vast majority of the trade in timber (99%) was imported directly from Indonesia, with the remaining timber and all the carvings imported directly from Malaysia. The SRG formed a negative opinion for Gonystylus spp. from Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia) on 27/03/2007. Subsequently, the SRG formed positive opinions for Gonystylus spp. from Malaysia (Sarawak) on 14/9/2007 and for Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia & Sabah) on 7/12/2007; positive opinions for all three regions were confirmed on 12/3/2009.