Associations meet to boost Sino-Japanese wood trade

In early July, Japan’s Timber Export Association met with representatives of the China Timber Protection Industry Association and the Guangdong Timber Industry Association to outline opportunities for Chinese buyers of Japanese timber.

Japan has 5 billion m³ of forest stock growing annually at 100 million m³, but domestic demand in Japan is less than 80 million m³, which creates an opportunity for exports.

Japanese log exports have been increasing, amounting to 700,000  last year with most shipped to Shandong, Qingdao, Shanghai and Guangxi Provinces. Cedar and Cypress were the main species promoted.

Source: ITTO