Timber harvesting in Russia decreased by 2.8% in January-September 2013

Market: Logs
Posted October 31, 2013
Oct 31, 2013. /Lesprom Network/. The volume of timber harvest in Russia decreased by 2.8% year-over-year in January-September 2013, timber harvesting in September 2013 was up 0.7% compared to the same period in 2012, as Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) informed Lesprom Network.

Harvesting of softwood logs decreased by 3.1% year-over-year in first nine months of 2013, harvesting of hardwood logs decreased by 0.5%, fuelwood harvesting decreased by 10.2% and untreated wood decreased by 1.2%.

In September of 2013, softwood logs harvesting increased 0.3% to 5.6 million cubic metres. Hardwood sawlog harvesting increased 3.9 % to 1.8 million cubic metres in September 2013. Fuelwood harvesting down 7.6% to 1.2 million cubic metres. Untreated wood increased 2.6% to 0.7 million cubic metres.

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