China imported a total of 12% less softwood logs up to the beginning of August, but 117% more timber came from Europe. Almost 6.2 million m³ were shipped from Europe to China in the first seven months of 2020.
Chinese imports from Germany continue to show the highest growth rates. Almost 3.7 million m3 is over 200% more than in the already strong period of the previous year. So Germany delivered an average of 530,000 m³ per month - mostly by container - to China.