Increased exports of softwood lumber from Russia to China the past decade have resulted in higher timber harvests in Eastern Russia. In 2017, Russia’s total harvest reached an estimated 190 million m3, six percent higher than the previous year. Practically all of the increase was in Russia’s eastern provinces. Timber harvests in Russia were close to 190 million m3 in 2017, as estimated by WRI (Wood Resource International) based on forest industry production, log usage and net exports of logs. The derived timber harvest was up approximately 6.2% from ...
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