March 20, 2017
US demand for all major tropical sawnwood species increased
Balsa, sapelli and ipe imports up in January US imports of all sawn hardwood increased by 21% from December 2016 to January 2017. Some 70,569 cu.m. of sawn hardwood worth US$41 million were imported in January. Tropical sawnwood imports grew 16% month-on-month in January to 22,998 cu.m and tropical sawnwood imports were almost 60% higher than in January 2016. Demand for all major tropical species increased. Balsa imports were 8,973 cu.m. in January, followed by sapelli (2,802 cu.m.) and ipe (2 ...
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