Development of Russian forest sector in the first quarter 2020

In January-March 2020, Russian roundwood production remained at the previous year’s level, while in Northwest Russia it decreased by four per cent. Roundwood exports decreased by almost a quarter compared to the previous year, with the largest decline to China (-34%). In addition to the corona epidemic, roundwood export was affected by the stricter phytosanitary requirements imposed by China. The amount of roundwood exported to Finland decreased by nine per …

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