Because North Carolina, along with many other states in the USA have employed sustainable forest management and logging practices over the last century, there is a lot of supply sitting in the lumber yards. And that supply isn’t being sold domestically, because new construction is still weak because of the poor economy in the USA. But timber sellers need to sell, and other countries, like China, are stepping up to buy. Read more about China sourcing lumber from North Carolina in this recently published article in the Beijing Review, Lumber Industry Looks to China.