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China is back in timber business

According to statistics from China customs, about 25 million cubic meters logs were imported to China during January-July, 2013 grew by 11.34% over the same period of last year and the total value reached over USD 5 billion and gained an 11.34% year-on-year growth. At the same time, China imported more than 13 million cubic meters saw timber grew by 9.47% over last year and the total value is about USD 63.4 million.

We can see that the China’s demand on logs and saw timber increase a lot compared to the same period of last year. State Bureau of Forestry estimate that wood supply deficit will increase over 50% by 2015.

As the huge demand on wood import, Wood Guangzhou 2014 Committee focus on the cooperation with national wood trading markets especially in South China, which provide a good platform for these Chinese trading companies and sawmills to find reliable suppliers. At present, most of wood trading markets and sawmills in South China have promised that they will organize their member companies to attend Wood Guangzhou 2014.

Guangdong Yuzhu International Timber market, which is the biggest wood trading market in China with 400 member companies, located at Guangzhou city, imported various logs and saw timber from Europe, America, Africa and Australia every year. In Wood Guangzhou 2014, committee will continue to invite Yuzhu timber market to participate