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Mixed fortunes for Beech imports to China.


Mixed Fortunes for Beech Imports

Between January and August 2002 China imported 450,700 cubic metres of Beech logs, a year-on-year decline of about 18%. On the other hand, Beech sawnwood imports rose slightly to 274,400 cubic metres, an increase of around 8% compared to the same period last year ( 254,500 cubic metres).

China still imports Beech from Germany and France. In the first eight months of this year China had imported 337,500 cubic metres of logs from Germany, accounting for almost 75% of total Beech imports. In the same period about 50% of Beech sawnwood imports came from Germany (126100 cubic metres.

Sino-Russia Timber Investment Workshop

Winrock International Inc. and the China Wood International Web, will sponsor a Sino-Russia Timber Trade & Investment Workshop to be held in Beijing, November 17-19. The sponsors say that experts and entrepreneurs who know the Russian and Chinese timber industries and trade will converge for this meeting. Participants are expected from the USA, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Russia and China. The purpose of this meeting is to promote investment cooperation and trade and the development of log processing,, wooden products production and furniture and wood-based panel joint investment between China and Russia.

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