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China exports of wood machinery up

The total value of China’s wood working machinery exports in 2013 was US$2319 million, a year-on-year increase of 3%, ITTO reported. Source: Lesprom

China’s wood processing machinery was exported to Europe (35%), North America (30%), Asia (23%), Central and South America (5%), with a further 4% to Oceania and 3% to Africa.

The value of exports of wood processing machinery to all regions in 2013 increased over 2012.

China’s imports of wood processing machinery were mainly from Europe and Asia which together accounted for almost 97% of total wood processing machinery imports.

China’s exports of wood working knives and blades in 2013 were worth over US$28 million, ITTO reported.

Some 48% was exported to Asia, 22% to Europe, 20% to North America, 5% to Central and South America, 3% to Africa and 2% to Oceania.

China’s imports of these items were almost exclusively from Asia and Europe.