Softwood Logs, Lumber Imports to China Triple

Softwood logs and softwood lumber imports to China have more than tripled in ten years with lumber volumes surpassing logs by 36 percent in 2017, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

China imported record high volumes of softwood logs and lumber in 2017, making the country the largest log importer in the world and the second largest lumber importer after the US, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Over the past two years, there has been a sharp shift towards importing lumber rather than logs, with lumber volumes in 2017 exceeding logs by 36 percent. read more >>