Russian sawn timber exports drop by almost 10% in Jan.-May. 2020

During January-May 2020 Russia’s export of sawn timber made 7.3 mn tons, down 9.8% year-on-year. According to the Russian Federal Customs Service’s statistics (Rosstat), in terms of value, sawn timber export was down 9.1% making $1.7 bn.

Logs export decreased by 21.4% year-on-year down to 5 mn cbm worth $353.8 mn, down 26.5% year-on-year.

Plywood export increased by 6.8% year-on-year to make 1.2 mn cbm worth $477.5 mn, down 2.9% year-on-year.

Wood pulp export in January-May 2020 amounted to 895.3 thousand tons, up 2.7% year-on-year worth $382.1 mn, down 22.1% year-on-year.

Newsprint export made 492.6 thousand tons, down 5.1% year-on-year, worth $169 mn, down 34.8% year-on-year.

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