Canada's January-February lumber exports rise 65%Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 3, 2019
In January-February 2019, Canada increased its lumber exports to China by 65% to 906 thousand m3, according to Woodstat.
Canada Ukraine has become the fourth largest supplier of lumber to China
Lumber exports from Ukraine to China grew by 223% to 152 thousand m3.
Russia is the largest lumber supplier to China with volume in January-February of 2.16 million m3 (+ 15%).
However, the country's share in the Chinese market for imported lumber
eclined from a maximum of 63% last year to 56% in January-February 2019. The United States had the largest reduction in lumber supplies to China in January-February by 57%, shipments from Sweden decreased by 39%, and from Finland by 28%.
Softwood lumber import in China during January-February 2019 totaled 3.82 million m3 (+16% compared to 2018).
Of softwood lumber, China imports mostly pine.
The import of pine increased by 8% during January-February (compared to 2018).
The import of spruce increased by 26%.
The import of other lumber (mostly larch) increased by 31%. ■