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US hardwood lumber exports up 11% in 2011

21.02.2012 − 

US hardwood lumber exports rose by a total of 11% in 2011 to 2.802m m³. Above-average growth in Asia coincided with reductions in deliveries to EU countries and North America. At 1.517m m³, roughly 54% of the USA’s total exports of hardwood lumber went to Asia. China took delivery of 1.032m m³ of this volume, making it by far the most important export market for US hardwood lumber producers. Above-average growth rates of +19% and +26% were achieved in Japan and Taiwan as well, however. A total of 52,106 m³ of hardwood lumber was shipped from the USA to Japan and 30,479 m³ to Taiwan in 2011.

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