Japan logs exports up by 50%

Total volume of Japanese log export during January and May this year reached to 259,515 cbms, 47.5% more than the same period of last year. If this pace continues, total export for the year would be about 700-800 M cbms. However, log export for April and May from Kyushu, which took 80% share last year, slowed down.    There are active inquiries from China with price advantage by weak yen but ships‘ space is short so that logs are piled up at loading ports. Japan's shipments for Korea has been slowing down by ...

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