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Wood Exports, August 2014

17 Oct 2014 11:48 AM | Richard Pouzar (Administrator)

I recently came upon some numbers showing hardwood exports by species and country.  They surprised me.  For one, I hadn't expected Vietnam and Canada to be the primary consumers of our lumber and logs.  Evidently, much furniture manufacturing has moved from China to Vietnam due to lower labor costs.  Secondly, I didn't realize that red oak was in demand by the export market.  If I can find some numbers that show domestic consumption to put these in context, I'll post them later.


The darker board represents lumber volume; the lighter board represents log count.  I'm not sure the numbers can be compared, but wanted to show relative size of the exports.


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