Chinese timber imports fell by 21% in the first five months of 2020. Instead of 17.5 million m³, China imported only 13.9 million m³ from January to May. While the main suppliers, New Zealand (-30%) and Russia (-42%), lost a lot, the Europeans managed to increase their exports by 128% to 3.8 million m³. Germany exported almost 2.3 million m3 of logs within five months. According to China Customs, this is 211% more than in the previous year. The Czech Republic achieved a similar result: 1.1 million ...
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