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South China expands as huge market for U.S. wood

Staff Writer |
South China imports of U.S. wood and wood products climbed to a new record of nearly $700 million in 2016, up 11 percent in value from 2015.

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China is the largest market in the world for U.S. wood and wood products, with nearly 30 percent going to South China.

Demand in South China continues to be strong for both U.S. hardwoods and softwoods, with hardwoods mainly used for furniture production and flooring, while softwoods are also used in the furniture sector as well as the building sector.

About two-thirds of these imports by value consist of lumber or other processed wood, and one-third being logs.


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