The export of the Finnish sawn timber started to grow and the sales to China almost doubled in the second quarter of 2016, Finnish national broadcaster Yle has reported. According to the Finnish Sawmill Industry Association, the export of saw timber has returned to the level of the last decade, and the growth rate in the first half of this year was 16 percent…Full Article: ECNS.cn Aug 2016

Key Point

  • According to the CEO of Kinnaskoski (sawmill in western Finland), China’s furniture industry has spurred demand for sawn timber.

ChinaAg Comment

  • From 2011 to 2015, Chinese imports of sawn timber from Finland increased from 134,629 cubic meters to 619,049 cubic meters (US$33.8 million to US$159.1 million).

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