According to the Taicang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, timber imports through Taicang Port rose 27% to 10.29 million cubic metres between January and November 2017.
This is the first time imports through this port exceeded 10 million cubic metres. The cargoes comprised 7.26 million cubic metres of logs (up 41% year on year and 3.04 million cubic metres of sawnwood (up 10%).
The timber arrived from Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Australia and the USA and these five suppliers accounted for 93% of the total imports through Taicang.
Imports from Australia more than doubled, imports from the USA increased 83% while imports from New Zealand were up 73%. Furthermore, imports through the port from Canada rose 10% but imports from Russia fell 3%.