Japanese Pulpmills Have Increased Their Wood Chip Imports Since 2020Håkan Ekström

Japan is the world’s second-largest importer of wood chips behind China, accounting for about one-third of the world’s total imports. While China is a relative newcomer in the overseas wood chip market, pulpmills in Japan have a long history of relying on imported wood fiber, with their first shipments arriving in Japan in the mid-1960s.

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