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WhatWood Global Trends Review US tropical sawnwood imports plunge in 2020

US tropical sawnwood imports plunge in 2020

17 February 2021 ` 18:31  

The volume of sawn tropical hardwood imported by the US fell by 34% in 2020 from 243,884 m³ in 2019 to 161,179 m³ in 2020. Imports rose 15% in December to 14,687 m³, the highest level since August, but still 20% lower than the previous December.

Imports from all countries for the year were down significantly with the exception of Cote d’Ivoire where imports were up 69%. Imports from Brazil were off only 5% in 2020 while imports from Ecuador fell by 68% and imports from Cameroon and Malaysia were both off by more than 40%.

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