Log exports to China drop

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

China's slowing economy may benefit Oregon's lumber and plywood mills by making more timber available at reasonable prices.

China's red-hot economy meant its buyers were willing to pay higher prices for logs. That appears to be changing, said Tom Partin, president of the Portland-based American Forest Resource Council. The group represents lumber manufacturers and timber producers.

"What I've heard is they're trying to curb their inflation and slow down growth," Partin said. "They've over-built, hence they're not drawing so many logs from different places."

That's made more reasonably priced timber available for Northwest mills, he said. In addition, mills have been able to charge more for finished lumber and plywood because building has picked up in the past three months.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}china log oregon{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Storyteller in Chief: Natural Prophets

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY SAM BLACKMAN

Storyteller-in-chief with the CEO and co-founder of Elemental Technologies.


Read more...

Brain Storm

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY CAMILLE GRIGSBY-ROCCA

Can the brave new world of neurotechnology help an OHSU surgeon find a cure for obesity?


Read more...

Reader Input: Rx for Health Care

July/August 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We asked readers how Obamacare has impacted their business.


Read more...

Urban renewer

Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
UnknownBY LINDA BAKER   

One year after he was appointed chair of the Portland Development Commission, Tom Kelly talks about PDC's longevity, Neil Kelly's comeback and his new role as Portlandia's landlord.


Read more...

The 5 highest revenue-generating parks in Oregon

The Latest
Thursday, June 11, 2015
parksthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

In 2014, total revenue for camping and day use in Oregon State Parks was a little more than $17 million. That figure may even higher this year "because we've had exceptionally nice weather," Hughes says.


Read more...

Portland’s long-distance bike commuters

The Latest
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Matt KellyresizethumbBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

Pushing the extreme.


Read more...

The Private 150: From Strength to Strength

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

Revenues in Oregon's private, for profit sector maintained solid growth as the economy continued to rebound.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS