October 31, 2017
Overview of China’s timber trade in the first half of the year
China's total volume of imported roundwood rose 7.9 per cent, to 25.8 Mn cbm, worth US$4.55 Bn (+14.8% YoY), during the first half of 2017. The volume of imported sawnwood rose 16.1 per cent to 18.12 Mn cbm, worth US$4.74 Bn (+24.2% YoY). For the first time, the value of sawnwood exceeded that of roundwood. Also, over 70 per cent of the wood came from Russia, New Zealand and North America; of this, Russia accounts for the majority, about 35 per cent.   ...
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