According to the latest statistics data from China’s
customs agency, China’s wood products trade in the first
half of 2007 continued to show dramatic increases.
Imports for raw material commodities such as logs, paper
pulp, waste paper and wood chips rose dramatically, and
wooden furniture imports surged. However, imports for
wood-based panel (including plywood, fiberboard and
particle board) continued to decline at a higher rate.
Despite this trend, four kinds of commodities represented
by wooden furniture, paper and paper products, as well as
plywood were the leading products exported with export
value topping US$11.5 million, making up 78.5％ of the
national total. In addition, exports of fiberboard, resin and
resin products also increased at a higher rate but exports
for raw materials commodities such as sawnwood, wood
chips and charcoal showed a marked declining trend.