British Columbia Optimistic Chinese Imports of Soft-Wood Lumber to Increase in 2013

China’s import of soft-wood lumber from British Columbia is down this year but demand should begin to accelerate by the end of 2013 as the world’s most populated country continues to build millions of homes to accommodate massive urbanization, an industry analyst said Wednesday. B.C. exported 5.4 million cubic meters of softwood lumber during the

China Retains Dominant Position as Largest Importer of West Coast (U.S.) Logs

Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska increased about 9% in the third quarter of 2012, totaling 412 million board feet, according to the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station. At the same time, lumber exports decreased about 8% to 186 million board feet, compared to the second quarter of this year.