China imported 15 percent less sawlogs in the first half of 2012 than in 1H/2011; in addition, prices for domestic and
imported softwood logs were lower than last year, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly
The slowing economy in China has reduced the importation of logs from New Zealand, Russia and the US by about 15 percent
during the first six months of 2012. Prices for imported and domestic softwood logs in China have fallen this year by 14
percent and 10 percent, respectively as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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