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January 21st, 2011

Russia provides 1/3 of timber import in China

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January 20th, 2011

North American log and lumber exports to China up over 150% in 2010

China has come to the rescue for many sawmills and timberland owners in the US and Canada the past year.

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SCA opens news sales company for timber in China

For the past five years, SCA Timber has had a representative in Hong Kong, focusing on sales and contract manufacturing. SCA is now about to take the next step and open a sales company in Hong Kong – SCA Timber China & S.E.

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January 6, 2011

US and Canadian log and lumber exports to China up over 150 percent in 2010

Seattle, USA, Jan 6, 2011 - China has come to the rescue for many sawmills and timberland owners in the US and Canada the past year. The value of softwood logs and lumber shipped from North America to China is estimated to reach over 1.6 billion US dollar in 2010, which is up dramatically from just a few years ago. In 2008, total exports were valued at 350 million dollars, while they were only 125 million dollars five years ago.

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December 28, 2010

Trees planted in China to neutralize carbon emissions of UN conference

Shanxi, Dec. 28, 2010 (Xinhua News Agency) -- A newly planted forest will neutralize carbon dioxide emissions from a UN climate change conference as China ups its efforts to combat climate change, an official said here Tuesday.

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December 30, 2010

US$33 bln to be spent to protect forests

The central government will spend 220 billion yuan ($33 billion) over the next decade to protect China's natural forests.

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November 5th, 2010

Sino-Forest acquires 13,000 ha of NZ forests

Sino-Forest Corporation, a leading, commercial forest plantation operator in China, has announced the acquisition of a 13,000 ha New Zealand forestry plantation.  Mr.

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October 25th, 2010

China MDF soaring as rest of the World slows

Global MDF capacity reached 72.9 million m3 in 2009 - an increase of 4.0 million m3 (+5.8%) over 2008. In 2009, China remains the world’s largest MDF-producing country at 32.5 million m3 - that’s 45% of world capacity!

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October 25, 2010

China: Forest Industry will expand - wood imports

The forest industry in China is continuing its expansion, and with limited domestic timber resources, importation of logs and wood chips are at an all-time high, especially as tight supply of domestic logs has increased local log prices to new highs.

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October 9, 2010

China's timber consumption expected to increase

According to Zhang Jianlong, deputy administrator of the State Forestry Administration, China's total timber consumption will increase from 457 million cu. m in 2009 to 477 million cu. m for 2010, and the demand for timber imports for domestic consumption will grow from 100 million cu.


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by Dr. Radut