During January-July 2022, Russia exported 15.4 mn cubic meters of sawn goods, down 3.6% year-on-year, Roslesinforg reports. Previously, a 10% decline was expected in sawn goods export, which are under the EU sanctions since July 10.
While export to Hong Kong, Bulgaria, the Great Britain, Ireland, Finland, Austria and the Netherlands dropped, Singapore, China, Japan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Turkey and the UAE imported more Russian made sawn goods.
According to Roslesinforg, the decline is actually insignificant and taking into account the drastic growth in sawn goods export last year is actually back to normal.
Logs export more than halved from 7.8 bn cubic meters in January-July 2021 down to 3.9 bn cubic meters this year due to the actual ban on coniferous and valuable hardwoods export.
Timber harvesting decreased by 4.5% year-on-year in January-July 2022, possibly due to the exit of foreign forestry companies and the seasonal decline in logging in Siberia.