As a share of total exports, secondary wood products (primarily sawnwood) accounted for 83% in the first four months of this year as against 90% in the same period in 2013.

The decline in the export of SWPs can be attributed to lower sales of sawnwood, veneer and plywood.

The respective market shares of Europe, Africa and Asia were 40%, 31% and 14% with the balance to the US, Middle East and Oceania.