The United States imported 161,179 cubic meters of tropical lumber in 2020. That’s compared to 244,515 m3 in the year prior. A drop of 34 percent.
Despite this steep drop in volume, tropical species still accounted for 53% of the total hardwood import market in the U.S. by value.
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