Duties on Chinese Plywood Benefit Other Suppliers

Hardwood plywood imports grew strongly in October before declining again in November 2017 according to ITTO. 

Not surprisingly imports from China were significantly down because of the US antidumping and countervailing duties on plywood from China. Year-to-date plywood imports from China were 24 percent lower than in November 2016.

All other major plywood suppliers shipped more to the US year-to-date compared to the same time last year. Despite the increase in imports from Indonesia, Malaysia, Ecuador and others, the total volume of US hardwood plywood imports was five percent lower year-to-date than in November last year.

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