Lesprom Network — Lumber imports to Japan from Canada dropped 23.4% y-o-y to 586.1 thousand m3 in first five months of 2019, import value declined 23.8% to $238.8 million, according to Customs and Tariff Bureau of Japan. Total lumber imports to Japan slid 7.27% to 2.4 million m3 with import value was down 8.42% to $907.3 million.
Finland lumber exports to Japan decreased by 6.26% to 388.7 thousand m3, the average price dropped 6.78% to $297 per m3. Lumber exports from Sweden contracted 7.46% to 311.6 thousand and the average price dipped 5.19% to$307 per m3.
In January-May, lumber imports to Japan from Russia gained 0.77% to 381.3 thousand m3 with import value was up 3.5% to $138.9 million. The average price for lumber imported from Russia surged 2.73% to $364 per m3.