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ina's love affair for high class oak furniture and flooring is pitting French loggers and sawmills against each other.
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ile french oak producers traditionally sold logs to local sawmills some have now begun to sell directly to Chinese buyers who pay higher prices and do the processing themselves.
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This has left many French sawmills short of wood and struggling to fulfill orders.>>
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> Last year China imported five times the volume of French oak than ten years earlier.
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We're not talking about 10 or 20 years from now.>>
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French saw mill owners fear that total can more than double in a matter of months or years. And that could leave many of them knocking on wood for the foreseeable future.