Hardwood flooring imports increased 12% in July in the U.S., but were 33% below July 2019 imports, according to The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO).
Hardwood flooring imports from Malaysia rose 35%, while imports from Brazil dropped 1%.
Imports of tropical hardwood veneer soared 40% during the month. This followed a 76% rebound in June following a plunge in May spurred by the pandemic.
U.S. imports of assembled flooring panels jumped 29% in July to the highest level in 10 years at $18.6 million.
The full ITTO report can be found here.