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  Exports of U.S. hardwood lumber to the MENA region reach $67.66mln in 2023

[Feb 13, 2024]

Recently, AHEC revealed USDA data that shows shipments of American hardwood lumber (sawn timber) to the Middle East and North Africa region reached a value of USD 61.14 million and a volume of 74,791 cubic metres last year. Exports to Pakistan also reached USD 6.51 million and 10,244 cubic metres in 2023. Significant increases were seen in exports of American hardwood lumber to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia last year, while more modest increases were seen in shipments to Morocco, Lebanon, Algeria and Iraq.

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, is gearing up to participate at the Dubai WoodShow 2024, which will take place from March 5 - 7 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center (DICEC). The event will see the participation of sixteen U.S. hardwood lumber and veneer exporters under the banner of the American Hardwood Pavilion. AHECí»s participation is aimed at educating visitors about the wide availability and variety of American hardwood species as well as their proven environmental credentials, amidst a construction boom and rising demand for hardwoods across the Gulf region.

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is the international trade association for the U.S. hardwood industry, representing exporters among U.S. hardwood companies and all the major U.S. hardwood production trade associations. AHEC runs a worldwide program to promote American hardwoods in over 50 export markets, concentrating on providing architects, specifiers, designers, and end-users with technical information on the range of species, products and sources of supply. In addition, AHEC also produces a full range of technical publications.

For more information, please visit: www.americanhardwood.org

Source: AHEC