China: Wood imports prices decline

04-01-2016

China’s log imports fell 14% to 34.21 million cubic metres while sawnwood imports rose 4% to 19.9 million cubic metres in the first three quarters of 2015, according to China Customs.

Plywood imports dropped 10% to 117,200 cubic metres, while fibreboard imports fell 7% to 161,600 cubic metres. Both OSB and particleboard imports increased 3% and 6% to 115,700 cubic metres and 333,800 cubic metres respectively.

Average prices for imported logs, sawnwood, OSB, particleboard and plywood fell 21%, 9%, 20%, 4% and 2% respectively. Average prices for imported fibreboard and wood chips remained the same as last year.

 

Edited by Panels & Furniture Asia


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