March 17, 2017
Appetite for logs continues in China but not tropical logs
The firm appetite of Chinese companies for imported logs continued into 2016. Total log imports topped 19 million cubic metres (17% up year on year) but what was startling was the decline in tropical log imports. In 2015 tropical log imports accounted for around 40% of all log imports but this tumbled in 2016 to just 18%. 2016 imports of tropical logs amounted to just 9.3 million cubic metres from the 19 million imported in 2015. In contrast to the trend in tropical log imports, China’s ...
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