Replacing timber previously imported from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine cannot happen overnight, while the material is more expensive in Europe. The Estonian construction sector is experiencing a lumber deficit and its price may never fall to recent levels again. Tarmo Vadi, sales manager for Estonian timber traders Nordwood Eesti, said that roughly a third of the lumber used to come to Estonia from Russia. "In a situation where most of it has disappeared while local demand remains unchanged, it needs to be replaced. But because there are few good options for this ...
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