Roundwood felling in Russia has increased by 9%

Log felling in Russia increased by 9% year-on-year to 115.4m m³ in the first half of the current year. According to the Russian forestry authority Rosleshos, in 2017 the total volume remained stable at 212.4m m³ in comparison to the previous year.

The volume of round wood provided for priority projects grew by 11% to 35m m³; these investment projects are exempted from the obligation to buy round wood at auctions.

By region, in 2017 logging in Siberia increased by 5% compared to the previous year. In Northwest and Central Russia, on the other hand, timber harvesting fell by almost 5% each.

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