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Chinese lumber import in record-high 2nd quarter

Following a significant decline in the import of lumber and logs to China in the first quarter this year, the market saw a radical turnaround in the second quarter, almost reaching a new all-time high.

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The import of lumber and logs to China came close to a new all-time high in the 2nd quarter, following a significant decline in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest quarterly report from Wood Resources International LLC, just published.

The lumber and log import is closely tied to the building activity and economic growth in China, and both of these factors saw a slowdown at the beginning of the year. But this looks to have changed noticeably in the second quarter, which saw a boom for Russian timber and logs from New Zealand, in particular.

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