In May, the U.S. hardwood plywood imports grew by 27% following four months of declines. Year-to-date import volumes were up 3% from May 2015 but the value of imports fell 5%. A total of 268,735 m³ was imported in May, worth $159 million, ITTO reported.
The recovery of U.S. plywood imports in May was mainly due to China when imports from the Mainland jumped 55% from the previous month to 157,103 m³.
Canadian shipments to the U.S. also increased while imports from Indonesia declined to 21,779 m³ (7%).
Source: Lesprom Network