On behalf of the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) and the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC), Phaff Export Marketing is pleased to invite European buyers to participate in the upcoming Log / Timber promotion Inbound Trade Mission to Mississippi. This mission is scheduled for June 26 to July 2, 2022.

Inbound Trade Mission

The focus is Hardwood & Softwood and the mission will include for example tours of Logging Operations, Mills and Seedling Operations. Next to that one-on-one meetings will be organized and a visit to the Timber Tradeshow is scheduled. Please find here a presentation with more information about the industry. The predominate woods include:

  • Softwoods: Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) Logs and Lumber
  • Hardwoods: Red Oak (60 % of the Mississippi mills produce Red Oak Other species are Poplar, White Oak, and Ash)

Mississippi Log and Timber

Whether you fly over or drive through Mississippi, you are immediately struck by the beauty and abundance of their timberlands. Mississippi is home to approximately 19.7 million acres of forestland. Sixty-five percent of the state is covered in timber, with an abundance of softwood pine as well as hardwood trees.

Timber is Mississippi’s Number 3 Commodity, with a $ 1.3 Billion Value Production. The Mississippi Timberlands contain approximately 50/50 Hardwood & Softwood and have nearly 20 million
acres of Forestland of which 90% is Privately Owned and 10% Public. It is one of the top 3 timber
producing states in the Southern USA.

SUSTA and the MDAC

This inbound trade mission is a partnership between the MDAC and the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) and is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture – Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agriculture Trade Promotion (ATP) program.

Interested in some of the finest Timber products in the world?

Are you a European timber/log importer interested in joining this trade mission or would you like to receive more information? Please contact Agnes Huetink of Phaff Export Marketing.