According to the U.S. Census Bureau Trade Data, the United States imported Southern Yellow Pine lumber from seventeen countries in 2020.

Brazil accounted for 79% of these imports (438,979 m3). Followed by Germany (9.4%), and Argentina (9.2%).

Of these top three suppliers, imports from Argentina grew the fastest, almost doubling (98%), while those from Germany decreased 24%. (Imports of SYP lumber from Brazil increased 12%.)

See also: The US imported 8x more Southern Yellow Pine from Brazil than tropical hardwood lumber in 2020

Other Southern Yellow Pine lumber countries of origin include: Uruguay, Latvia, Chile, Romania, Estonia, Canada, Finland, Venezuela, Jamaica, Portugal, Lithuania, Singapore, Colombia, and China.

In total, U.S. imports of SYP lumber were up 12% in 2020.

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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