Yokohama, Japan: Canadian imports of tropical sawnwood were worth USUS$1.65 million in June, down 24 percent from May. Yearto-date imports were still 5 percent higher than in June 2016 because May imports had been exceptionally high, reports from ITTO.
Imports of all major species declined in June. Only meranti imports were up (USUS$3,780) and imports of “other tropical” (USUS$497,292). In fact the strongest growth was in imports of tropical sawnwood not specified in the trade classification system.
Several countries grew sawnwood exports to Canada in June despite the overall decline. Imports from Brazil increased to USUS$147,781 in June. Sawnwood imports from Congo (formerly Brazzaville), Indonesia, Malaysia and the US were also up in June. Mahogany imports from Congo/Brazzaville increased as did sapelli imports from the US.