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June 11, 2018
China’s booming demand for France’s oak logs puts French sawmills in jeopardy
China's increased demand for wood has made the oak logs exports from France to boom. Moreover, the larger demand has also made the prices soar. Commercial timber harvests have been banned in Beijing and the Chinese millennials have developed a taste for high-quality wooden floors and furniture from Europe. Yet, the French higher exports might mean a bust for nearly 550 sawmills in the country. According to Reuters, French oak producers have traditionally sold oak logs to the mills, which then cut them into ...
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