Overview of the Market for Saw Logs And Veneer Logs (Coniferous) in Japan
In value terms, production of saw logs and veneer logs (coniferous) soared to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production showed a significant expansion. As a result, production reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.
The size of the market for saw logs and veneer logs (coniferous) in Japan stood at $ in 2019, remaining constant against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption continues to indicate a pronounced contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of % year-to-year. Consumption peaked at $ in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, consumption remained at a lower figure.