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February 27, 2019
Around 500 Chinese-owned sawmill firms are currently operating in Russia
Russia’s softwood lumber production and exports have risen dramatically in recent years. Russian softwood lumber production, estimated at 39 million m3 in 2018, has increased by 55% over the past ten years. Softwood lumber exports, at 29.3 million m3 in 2018, have nearly doubled over the same period. Russian softwood lumber exports to China were a whopping 15.65 million m3 last year. This is more than double exports in 2014 and now represents a 63% market share of all softwood lumber imports. The nearly 10% increase in Russian softwood ...
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