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Wood Products Prices in The U.S. & Canada 

01 C 15th September 2016

Report from North America

 
China shipped more hardwood plywood in July
Hardwood plywood imports increased 7% in July month
on month to 299,602 cu.m. However, year-to-July imports
remain lower than at the same time in 2015. The value of
plywood imports in July increased 10% from the previous
month to USUS$171 million.

Plywood shipments from China accounted for the majority
of imports and the overall growth in imports. July imports
from China were 204,335 cu.m. worth USUS$115.3
million. However, year-to-July import volumes from
China were slightly below 2015 levels.

Hardwood plywood imports from Indonesia fell 20% in
July as did imports from all other suppliers except China.

Significant growth in tropical hardwood veneer
imports

Tropical hardwood veneer imports are significantly up this
year from 2015. Imports were worth US$2.8 million in
July, up 81% on July 2015.

While the majority of imports come from Europe, no
single supplier dominates the market. Based on year-to-
July imports Italy and China were the largest suppliers of
tropical veneer in 2016 followed by Ghana, Cote dIvoire,
India and Cameroon.


Abbreviations

LM       Loyale Merchant, a grade of log parcel  Cu.m         Cubic Metre
QS        Qualite Superieure    Koku         0.278 Cu.m or 120BF
CI          Choix Industriel                                                       FFR           French Franc
CE         Choix Economique                                                        SQ              Sawmill Quality
CS         Choix Supplimentaire      SSQ            Select Sawmill Quality
FOB      Free-on-Board     FAS            Sawnwood Grade First and
KD        Kiln Dry                               Second 
AD        Air Dry        WBP           Water and Boil Proof
Boule    A Log Sawn Through and Through MR              Moisture Resistant
              the boards from one log are bundled                      pc         per piece      
              together                      ea                each      
BB/CC  Grade B faced and Grade C backed MBF           1000 Board Feet          
              Plywood   MDF           Medium Density Fibreboard
BF        Board Foot F.CFA         CFA Franc        
Sq.Ft     Square Foot              Price has moved up or down
Source:ITTO'  Tropical Timber Market Report

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