Prices across the range of temperate species are said to be firm thanks to demand levels in the EU and competition from Asian, again notably Chinese buyers, who have been taking growing quantities of logs as well as sawn timber. At the European Oak Conference in London in March, the European Organisation of Sawmill Industries (EOS) stated that in seven years Europe’s oak lumber exports to China are up 34%, while log exports have risen 244%. This had led to demands in France in particular for some form of controls on ...
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