Exportation of logs and lumber from North America to China fell by 17% to 2.1 billion dollars in 2012, but a turn-around in shipments is expected in 2013, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly
The demand for wood products in China fell in 2012, and as a consequence, exportation of logs and lumber from North America was down 17 percent from the previous year to 2.1 billion dollars, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Despite this decline, timberland owners in the US and lumber companies in Canada have greatly benefited from China’s increased wood consumption the past five years.
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