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China imported 15 percent less sawlogs

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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