European beetle spruce logs have flooded the Chinese market. In the first eight months of the year, the EU countries exported more than 8 million m3 of spruce logs to China, a 402% rise as compared to the same period of last year. The top exporting countries are the countries where the bark beetle outbreak hit the most: Belgium leads the way with 2.8 million m3 worth of spruce logs exports, followed by Poland (1.4 million m3), Germany (1.3 million m3), Czechia (1 million m3) and France (637 thousand ...
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