Lumber exports from Russia to Japan soared 20.2% y-o-y to 80.6 thousand m3 in April 2019, export value expanded 21.1% to $29.3 million, according to Customs and Tariff Bureau of Japan. Total lumber imports to Japan increased 8.35% to 528.0 thousand m3 with import value was up 4.60% to $192.9 million.

Canada’s lumber exports to Japan slid 2.21% to 140.0 thousand m3 with export value dropped 6.3% to $54.2 million. Japan lumber imports from Sweden jumped 23.4% to 71.5 thousand m3, import value increased 15.0% to $21.4 million.