China has become the world's forest products trade in the major importing countries
In 2009, China became the world's forest products trade in the major importing countries. China is the world's largest importer of logs, lumber and pulp. According to "Wood Resource Quarterly" report, China is the second largest importer in 2009's second quarter softwood. China's economy continues to develop, the second quarter of 2009, China's GDP growth rate was 7.9%. Increase domestic consumption of forest products, new construction and renovation of old buildings is the main driving factors of wood product consumption.
The second quarter of 2009, China's imports of softwood logs than in the first quarter increased by 51%, an increase of 27% compared to the second quarter of 2008. This indicates that China's lumber and plywood industry situation has improved industrial operations. The largest increase in imports from China, Russia and New Zealand. Although Russia is still the largest supplier of logs, but New Zealand has increased its share in the Chinese market, from 10% in the second quarter of last year to the current 23%. China's imports of softwood logs for three consecutive quarters of decline in the second quarter of this year decreased by 25% compared to last year's third quarter. This year, the import price of Russian logs have been much higher than New Zealand and Australia's timber imports prices.
According to "The Wood Resource Quarterly" report, 2nd quarter of 2009, the lumber industry in southern China's widespread use of fir log prices than the historical record of last fall fell 18%. Been higher than domestic log prices of imported logs fell accordingly. The increased demand for softwood lumber production in China not only increased, but also the volume of timber imports also rose. In the first half of this year, China's timber imports have increased by over 28% last year. By the increase in demand is imported from Russia, Canada and New Zealand timber to meet.
China's pulp and paper companies to buy increasing year by year, the first half of this year, imports of pulp more than the same period in 2008 by 40%. Pulp production plant in Latin America due to the recent surge in Chinese imports and large gains. According to "Wood Resource Quarterly" report, this year Brazil will have increased by 50% the number of China's exports of wood pulp.
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