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Top 5 – China’s Woodchip Imports – March Quarter

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  1. Hardwood Chip Imports – 2.799 million bdmt* in March Quarter – China’s hardwood chip imports down 9.6% on March Quarter 2018
  2. Vietnam’s Shipments – down 13.7% – at 1.312 million bdmt in the March quarter, at their lowest in six quarters
  3. Delivered Prices Up Average 11.8% – March Quarter’s average delivered price for Hardwood Chips was USDCif187.52/bdmt
  4. Australia’s Shipments Plunged – down 20.8% – Australia’s hardwood chip deliveries to China fell to 792,907 bdmt, their lowest level in two years
  5. Australia’s Average Price Rose Nearly 12% – Hardwood chips from Australia were 11.8% higher priced in March Quarter 2019 compared to a year earlier – averaging USDCif216.66/bdmt.