China’s sawn-wood imports increased by 16%

Friday 3 Nov 2017

In the 1H 2017, China’s sawn-wood imports totalled 18.12 million cubic metres valued at $4.75 billion, a year-on-year increase of 16% in volume and 24% in value, ITTO reported. The average price for imported sawn-wood in the 1H 2017 was $262 per cubic metre, up 7% over the same period of 2016.

Of total sawn-wood imports, sawn softwood imports rose 37% to 12.41 million cubic metres, accounting for 68% of the national total. The average price for imported sawn softwood in the first half of 2017 was $192 per cubic metre, up 12% over the same period of 2016.

On the other hand, sawn hardwood imports fell 13% to 5.71 million cubic metres. The average price for imported sawn hardwoods in the first half of 2017 was $414 per cubic metre, up 20% over the same period of 2016.

Source: lesprom.com

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