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April 24, 2019
Substantial growth in China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Brazil
Thailand still is the main tropical sawnwood exporter to China. China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Thailand in 2018 were 4.44 million cubic metres valued at USD1.407 billion. However, the proportion of Thai tropical sawnwood exports to China plummeted 8%. The top 5 countries supplied 84% of China’s tropical sawnwood requirements in 2018, namely Thailand (62%), Gabon (8%), Brazil (6%), Indonesia (5%) and the Philippines (4.5%). In contrast, just 5 countries supplied over 92% of China’s tropical sawnwood requirements in 2017 namely, Thailand (72%), Gabon (6%),the ...
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