New Zealand is expected to benefit from a large rise in demand for building wood in China.
The latest edition of Wood Resource Quarterly, a trade publication, shows imports for lumber and logs in China have soared by 30% in the past year.
Much of that increase arose from the June quarter, after demand sagged last year and in the first quarter of this year.
The publication cites a surge in housing construction in China. It notes New Zealand has overtaken Russia as the country's main supplier of logs, also outstripping other importers including the United States and Canada.