American Hardwood Southeast Asia Supplement 2018


Behind the Numbers – US Hardwood Exports to Southeast Asia
By all measures, 2017 was a record year for U.S. hardwood use in Southeast Asia. In terms of value in US$, Southeast Asia imported over $260 million of American hardwoods in 2017. That’s nearly 550,000 cubic metres of hardwoods, or over 18,000 full size 40’ containers. This represents a 20% increase over last year, and a record year for the Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Philippines markets.

Red Oak – The Facts
• Red oak is the most dominant hardwood species growing in the USA
• It is commercially unique to North America
• It is sustainable, growing right across the Eastern States and is legally harvested
• Growth of red oak exceeds harvest in every hardwood-forested State
• Red oak is available as sawn lumber and veneer in many grades
• It is one of the most popular of all species in North American and overseas
• The USA has accurate data on the total growing resource
• This data is available to all via interactive maps on the AHEC website

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