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West coast log, lumber exports down in third quarter of 2015

USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station

The latest data summarizing West coast log and lumber exports in the third quarter of this year were released today by the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station. The data--covering exports during July, August, and September 2015--were compiled and the analysis conducted by Xiaoping Zhou, a research economist with the station.

According to Zhou, China's weak economy resulted in a drop in West coast log and lumber imports in the third quarter of this year compared to the second quarter, but the country remains the leading market for West coast wood products.

Visit to view tables and graphics summarizing the destination of West coast log and lumber exports in the third quarter, log and lumber export trends from 2010 to present, and log and lumber import trends by country from 2000 to 2014.


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