Global Timber Trade - Information

Vietnam

Imports of timber from Vietnam as reported by importing countries
Sources based on: General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China, Eurostat, Trade Statistics of Japan, USITC Trade DataWeb and others[Footnote 2]

China's imports of "rosewood" logs from Vietnam - by "location of importer"

Sources based on: General Administration of Customs of the People's Administration of China
Note: "location of importer" might be the address of an agent, head office, mill/factory etc.

China's imports of logs other than "rosewood" from Vietnam - by "location of importer"

Sources based on: General Administration of Customs of the People's Administration of China
Note: "location of importer" might be the address of an agent, head office, mill/factory etc.

The great majority of the volume of logs which was imported beteen 2006 and 2009 is likely to have been pulpwood, given its location of importer and its import value per cubic metre.

China's imports of sawn wood from Vietnam - by "location of importer"

Sources based on: General Administration of Customs of the People's Administration of China
Note: "location of importer" might be the address of an agent, head office, mill/factory etc.

China does not report the species from which the great majority of its vey rapidly increasing sawnwood imports derive.   Locations of importer in Guangdong province account for the great majority of that sawnwood.  During the last few years, except in relation to Shenzhen, the unit import value of that sawnwood has tended to be within the range US$300-500 per cubic metre, indicating that it is unlikely to comprise rosewood.  Concerning Shenzhen, the range was roughly four times greater.

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Suggested reading:
"Crossroads - The Illicit Timber Trade Between Laos and Vietnam" EIA (07 2011)
"Checkpoints - How Powerful Interest Groups Continue to Undermine Forest Governance in Laos" EIA (09 2012)
"Rubber Barons - How Vietnamese and International Financiers are Driving a Landgrabbing Crisis in Cambodia and Laos" Global Witness (04 2013)

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