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WhatWood: Reduction of roundwood customs duties increased hardwood exports from Russia

26 September 2013 ` 04:17  

Following the results of the first half-year of 2013, the volume of roundwood export from Russia increased by 3.3% compared to the first half of 2012 up to 8.4 million m3 (excluding the countries of Customs Union, e.g. Belarus and Kazakhstan), as stated in a study “Export of roundwood from Russia in the first half-year of 2013” conducted by the analytic department of WhatWood News & Analytics.

Statistical export value fell by 2.3% at the same time, due to changes in the species composition. In the first half of 2013, the share of hardwoods in exports amounted to 34%, which is 12 percentage points higher year-on-year.

The change in the species composition of exports was determined largely by the leading importers. Deliveries of Russian raw timber to China, which mainly imports conifers (89%), declined by 11.2% year-on-year, while exports to Finland, which purchases mainly hardwood timber (85%), grew by 76.5%.

Reduction of customs duties for round timber (according to the regulation as of 21 July 2012 #756 of the Russian Government), associated with Russia’s accession to WTO, led to growth in volumes of hardwood exports. However, the expected growth occurred only in October 2012.

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