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March 30, 2017
New record high for globally traded wood chips in 2016
Over the past 15 years, global trade of wood chips has gone up almost 75%, mainly because of major expansion of pulp capacity in China. By far the two largest importing countries are China and Japan, followed by Finland, Sweden and Turkey. Global trade of wood chips has seen spectacular development the past 15 years with a steady increase of about four percent annually (volumes year-over-year were up 11 of the past 14 years). In 2016, an estimated 35.6 million tons were shipped, predominantly to pulp mills in China and Japan, which can ...
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