Canada has decreased 25.27% y-o-y lumber exports to Japan in first quarter of 2019 to 318.6 thousand m3 with export value was down 20.95% to $135.1 million. The lumber exports from Sweden to Japan have fallen 14.93% to 180.9 thousand m3 and from Finland have dropped 7.84% to 227.5 thousand m3. Japan’s imports from Russia fell 5.51% to 212.5 thousand m3. Total lumber imports to Japan decreased 11.78% to 1.3 million m3 in first quarter.
The average price for lumber supplied to Japan from Canada gained 5.79% to $424 per m3 and from Russia increased 3.64% to $365 per m3. While the average price for lumber from Finland dropped 7.16% to $300 per m3 and from Sweden decreased 5.70% to $308 per m3. The average price of total Japan’s lumber imports increased 1.13% to $384 per m3.