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January 25, 2016

US tropical sawnwood imports rise in October 2015

US tropical sawnwood imports recovered in October 2015 from the decline in the previous month. 21,425 cu.m. of tropical species were imported in October, up 11% from September, ITTO reported.

Year-to-date imports were 14% higher than at the same time in 2014. The strongest month-over-month growth in imports was in sapelli (3,245 cu.m.), keruing (2,169 cu.m.) and mahogany (2,787 cu.m.).

Ipe sawnwood imports fell 60% to 1,370 cu.m. in October, this was from exceptionally high imports in September.

As a result overall imports from Brazil decreased by almost half in October. Tropical hardwood imports from all other major suppliers increased in October, in particular from Malaysia (+50%) and Cameroon (+27%).

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