In the first half of 2019, the total import of logs and lumber totaled 485.394 million cubic meters, amounting to 9.43 billion US dollars in January-June.
Lumber imports increased slightly. China imported 18.83 million cubic meters of lumber in the first half of the year, valued at 4.43 billion US dollars, up 4% year-on-year, but the value dropped by 8%.
Among the total imports of lumber, softwood lumber imports increased by 17% to 14.12 million cubic meters, accounting for 75% of total imports. However, hardwood lumber imports fell by 22% to 4.71 million cubic meters.