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Huge leap in US wood log export

The export of wood from the US and Canada to Asia has seen a massive jump, according to a new survey by Wood Resources International.

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The wood export from the US and Canada saw a particularly high level of activity in the first six months of the year. The export from the US South, in particular, improved - for a total 130 percent compared to the first half of 2013, according to data from Wood Resources International.

The biggest wood export port is Longview in the southern part of Washington State, where a ship loaded with wood departs every three days. The other nine ports handling wood and other break bulk in the US have one weekly departure loaded with wood.

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