China’s Customs has reported that timber imports through Shanghai Port in the first half of 2015 amounted to 4.43 million cubic metres, a year on year decline of 47%.
Timber imports from North America, Africa and Russia, accounted for about 70% of total timber imports through Shanghai Port.
Timber imports from North America, Africa and Russia fell by more than 50%. On the other hand imports from Southeast Asia and South America were about the same level as in the same period in 2014
Imports from North America, Russia, Africa, South America and Southeast Asia were 1.31 million cubic metres, 1.04 million cubic metres, 0.88 million cubic metres, 0.46 million cubic metres and 0.14 million cubic metres respectively.