China: Lumber imports from Finland surge
Wednesday 27 Jun 2018
Russia still was the main sawn softwood supplier to China in 2017 and China’s sawn softwood imports from Russia rose 32% to 14.28 million, accounting for 57% of the national total.
With the Finnish government and Finnish Sawmills Association implementing a “Wood from Finland” promotion programme , their sawn softwood exports to China accelerated to a year on year increase of 88%. China’s sawn softwood imports from Brazil, the US and Ukraine also surged.
The average prices for imported sawn softwood from Finland, Brazil and Germany declined 3%, 4% and 4% respectively.
Source: ITTO Market Report June 2018
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