Research and data on forest commodity supply chains and policy

The volume of Southern Yellow Pine lumber imports into the United States nearly tripled in the five year period from 2016 to 2020.

See also: Southern Yellow Pine: Ten species from 18 countries

In 2016, the United States imported 195,169 cubic meters of Southern Yellow Pine lumber. By the end of 2020, this amount increased to 555,037 m3. An increase of 184%.

Line graph showing increase of Southern Yellow Pine lumber imports into the US.

In total, the US imported SYP from 17 countries in 2020.

Most of the Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) lumber imported into the United States is Brazilian. (In fact, the US imports about 8x more SYP lumber from Brazil than tropical hardwood).

Concerned about legal risks in timber supply chains? Join TimberCheck™ or check the Timber Risk Map. Want to explore the declared origin of a wood product? Start a WoodFlow™. Curious what the forest looks like after the presumed harvest, request access to TimberSat™.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: