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How N.C. Lumber Exports Compare with U.S. Lumber Exports

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How N.C. Lumber Exports Compare with U.S. Lumber Exports
  • The United States exported approximately $5.2 billion of wood products in 2003.
  • In 2003, N.C. firms exported $198.5 million of wood products and $22.9 million of logs.
  • Of the $198.5 million of wood products exported:
    • 37% went to Asia
    • 30% went to Europe
    • 27% went to US NAFTA partners
  • U.S. lumber exports are set to exceed $1.48 billion in 2004.
  • N.C. lumber exports accounted for $97.3 million in 2003.
  • Annually, N.C. mills produce 1.75 billion boardfeet of softwood lumber and 692 million boardfeet of hardwood lumber.

Sources: Hardwood Review Global (September 2004) and WiserTrade Database (2003)

Destination Countries for N.C. Lumber Exports

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NCDA&CS International Trade Office, Peter Thornton, Assistant Director
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 411, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3153; FAX: (919) 715-0083