As the bark beetle infestation ravages European forests and consequently the supply of logs has increased sharply, exports are exponentially increasing this year. Thus, due to a massive boost of exports from Belgium and Germany, total European softwood logs and softwood lumber deliveries to China expanded by 277% and 35% respectively in the first seven months of 2019. According to the latest Eurostat figures, in January-July 2019, EU's softwood logs exports to China increased more than 3 times over the same period of 2018. Belgium has ...
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