New Zealand logs piling up in China
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While Chinese borders are not closed to New Zealand logs, there are issues with oversupply, and logs backing up at Chinese ports. Demand for new logs is falling as a result, said the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.
Forestry contractors warn 30 per cent of New Zealand’s logging crews are not harvesting as a result, reported RNZ.
Government agencies are working on a support plan for the East Coast, which is being hit particularly hard.