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March 29, 2018
EU plywood imports decreased by 7% during 2017
The total EU plywood imports in 2017 were down by 7%, to 2.159 million metric tonnes (MT). The decrease was mainly caused by the fall of the other hardwood plywood markets, with imports down by over 20%, from 1.346 million MT, to 1.076 million MT. Also, the decrease was caused by a revision of customs product codes in 2017, which saw a large number of species previously labelled ‘other hardwoods’ now identified as ‘tropical’. However, this was clearly not the only factor in the downturn, as tropical and softwood plywood imports increased by ...
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