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Japan's timber exports near 40-year high on Chinese demand

Producers go after other Asian markets as domestic homebuilding prospects dim

China was a major buyer of Japanese cedar logs in 2017.

TOKYO -- Export values of Japanese timber products in 2017 likely hit highs not seen in four decades, with industrial demand in economically growing China providing an outlet for producers hit by a shrinking domestic housing market.

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