In 2020, the volume of tropical hardwood lumber that the United States imported from Brazil was 55,037 cubic meters. During the same period, the U.S. imported 438,979 m3 of Southern Yellow Pine lumber. That’s nearly 8x more.

And imports of Southern Yellow Pine from Brazil increased 12% in 2020, while tropical hardwood lumber imports from Brazil fell 6% (in volume).

The U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule classifies that following species as Southern Yellow Pine: Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda), Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris), Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida), Shortleaf Pine (Pinus echinata), Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii) and Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana).

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