Year-to-date import volumes were up 3% from May 2015 but the value of imports fell 5%. A total of 268,735m3 was imported in May, worth US$159m.

A recovery in US plywood imports from China was mainly responsible for the growth in May. Imports from China jumped 55% from the previous month to 157,103m3.

Canadian shipments to the US also increased while imports from Indonesia declined to 21,779m3 (-7%).