China is New Zealand and the world's largest importing log market. China is currently importing 13 million m3 of New Zealand logs and this volume will continue to grow significantly in coming years. China is also a significant lumber importing market and Tenco supply significant volumes of lumber to this market. Tenco is the third largest New Zealand log supplier in China and have an office in Shanghai.
A full understanding of this large and complicated market is key to a successful log and lumber exporting business. Tenco; alongside customer relationship management, shipping management and log sales, collects weekly data on key indicators in this market. Tenco has a vast knowledge of this market from a long term commitment to China. Tenco’s Shanghai staff are all Chinese nationals which allows Tenco to engage deeply with customers in a comfortable and cooperative way which strongly adds to our base as a New Zealand business.