Last year, the strong demand for wood products in Europe and North America has increased lumber trade during the first nine months of 2021 by about three per cent y-o-y. In ranking order, the export countries with the most significant increases in shipments include Finland, Canada, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Unsurprisingly, the countries with the most significant increases in imports in 2021 have all been in Europe and the U.S., where demand was high, while shipments to Asia and the MENA region have declined as their construction sectors weakened this year.  ...
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