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March 7, 2018

Russia: Drop in softwood logs exports in China in 2017; hardwood deliveries up 23%

Russia: Drop in softwood logs exports in China in 2017; hardwood deliveries up 23%

In 2017, China reduced the Russian roundwood imports by 0.8% and increased the purchases of hardwood by 23%.

Thus, the exports of softwood and hardwood logs from Russia to China reached 12.6 million m3, which represents a -0.8% year-on-year decrease, but the sales pattern changed significantly, WhatWood reports.

The export of softwood sawlog (pine, Siberian spruce, Siberian and Far East larch) from Russia went down by 7%, while the demand for cedar sawlog in China increased by 50%, to 166,000 m3. At the same time, the larch pulp logs sales went up by 12%, reaching 405,000 m3, while Siberian and Far East spruce pulp logs reached 522,000 m3, up by 7%, during the mentioned period.

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