March 22, 2016
France: Worries on massive log exports to Asia
The log exports from France gathers 15% of the national forest’s assets. Yet, it provides only 3% added value, according to Fédération Nationale du Bois (FNB). China alone accounts for 1 million m3 log exports and this represents € 800 million loss value and 40 million of tax and social security revenues lost for France, as FNB says. Another important issue is that exporting the unprocessed logs attracts jobs losses in France. In terms of added value, the ratio is 1 to 10 in favor of the industry. Thus, 10 000 m3 of logs ...
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