But imports to the US from Canada and overseas also jumped 18%.
Biggest price increases occurred in Western U.S. and Canada
Timber harvests and log consumption have been shifting from west to east in Central Europe
Lower prices for pulplogs and wood chips and a strengthening U.S. dollar lead to the improvement
Thanks to a substantial drop in wood fiber costs
Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are the major suppliers
Canada and Russia account for almost 80 per cent of all lumber imported to China
The biggest changes have been in shipments to Northern Africa, Middle East, Japan, China and the US