Plywood imports from China increased 14% in May to 161,273m3 while imports from most other countries, except Canada and Russia, declined in May. Imports from Indonesia fell 39% to 21,642m3 (-7%). Vietnamese plywood shipments to the US grew to 5,579m3 in May.

Despite the month-over-month decrease in May imports from Indonesia, Malaysia and Ecuador, year-to-date imports from all three countries grew compared to the same time last year. Year-to-date imports from Malaysia doubled compared to May 2016.