China’s total imports of U.S. forest products fell in the first four months of 2019
In the first four months of 2019, China’s total imports of forest products from the United States decreased. Canada and Russia have increased their share.
The trade war between China and the United States has affected the export of forest products from the United States to China.
Over the past year, the share of U.S. timber exporters in the Chinese market has declined steadily. Total imports from other countries have declined slightly, and even expanded from Canada and Russia. In particular, the supply of cork logs and cork boards from Canada, the volume of imports of logs has increased year-on-year, and the volume of imports of boards has increased year-on-year. Year-on-year growth. In addition, since the outbreak of the Sino-US trade war in the summer of 2017, the total volume of logs and timber from Europe has also increased.
Even if trade negotiations between China and the United States lead to tariff reduction or cancellation in the future, new sources of supply developed by Chinese forest importers in the ongoing trade disputes may still exist, which may change the historical trend of China’s trade.