Sawn softwood domination in Chinese imports

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Data from China’s Customs shows there was a considerable expansion in the value of sawnwood imports in the first half of 2017. China’s sawnwood imports totalled 18.12 million cubic metres valued at US$4.75 billion, a year on year increase of 16% in volume and 24% in value.

The average price for imported sawnwood in the first half of 2017 was US$262 per cubic metre, up 7% over the same period of 2016.

Of total sawnwood 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 US$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 US$414 per cubic metre, up 20% over the same period of 2016.

Of total sawn hardwood imports, sawnwood from tropical countries amounted to 3.02 million cubic metres valued at US$1.127 billion, up 14% both in volume and in value.

Sawn hardwood imports from tropical countries accounted for 17% of the national total.

The average price for sawnwood imported from tropical countries was US$373 per cubic metre, a year on year slight increase of 0.3%.

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