North Africa’s import of lumber down 23% in September
15 december 2017 North Africa imported approximately 492,000 m³ of softwood lumber from leading exporters in Europe and North America in September (-23% compared to 2016). The import from Sweden was 168,000 m³ (-24%), from Finland 126,000 m³ (-23%) and from Russia 114,000 m³ (-27%). The import of lumber in Algeria is still very low in September, but was the highest since April.
Rapid slowdown in North African lumber import
23 augusti 2016 Softwood lumber import in North Africa from leading exporters in Europe and North America decreased by no less than 38% in June and the trend line is falling further. The lumber import in the Middle East during January-June is down 15% compared to 2015. / Woodstat