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Canadian imports of tropical sawnwood increased by 6% in MarchMonday, June 12, 2017 > 09:53:59
Canadian imports of tropical sawnwood increased slightly in March to $1.95 million. The value of year-to-date imports was up 6% from March 2016. Imports of mahogany sawnwood doubled in March to $138,948, as ITTO reported.
Compared to March 2016 year-to-date imports of mahogany quadrupled. The growth was in mahogany imports from Bolivia which shipped $77,167 worth of sawnwood.
Cameroon also expanded mahogany exports to Canada in March, while sapelli imports from Cameroon declined to $188,431. Canada’s overall sapelli imports fell to $294,636 in March, down one third year-to-date compared to March 2016.
Sawnwood imports from Brazil more than doubled in March to $414,194.
Balsa imports from Ecuador were up in March ($419,422). Canadian hardwood imports from Myanmar and Peru rose in March, while imports from Gabon, Malaysia and Thailand declined.