In January-March 2020, Russian lumber suppliers reduced exports by 7.7%. The export volume amounted to 4.1 million tons.
In value terms, supplies to foreign markets decreased by 6.2% and are estimated at 966.4 million dollars.
In the first quarter of this year, roundwood exports decreased by almost 24% and amounted to about 2.9 million m³. In value terms, the decrease amounted to more than 30% – down to $ 202.2 million.
According to the Russian Federal Customs Service, Russian plywood producers managed to increase their exports by 11.4% year on year. The volume of foreign deliveries of plywood amounted to 735.3 thousand m³. In value terms, exports amounted to $ 283.9 million, which is 5.4% less than a year earlier.
Russia’s pulp exports increased by 6.5% and amounted to almost 556 thousand tons. In value terms, export deliveries decreased by more than 21% and amounted to 231.2 million dollars.
In January-March, newsprint supplies abroad fell by 1.4% and amounted to 298.3 thousand tons. The value of exports fell by almost 33% and amounted to $ 104.4 million.
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