American Softwoods (AMSO), the promotional partnership formed by three major U.S. softwood trade associations has recently declared that the total exports of U.S. softwood lumber to India reached a value of USD 8.882 million in the first half of 2017. The announcement was made today at the opening of MumbaiWood, which is due to run until October 14, 2017 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center in Mumbai, India. The statistics, which have been compiled from the latest data released from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), reveal an overall increase in value of 102 percent over the same period in 2016. In terms of species, Southern Yellow Pine dominated exports with over 79 percent of all softwood lumber exports to India. Other species that were also imported in smaller quantities included Douglas-Fir, Ponderosa Pine, White/red Pine, and Lodgepole Pine.