So far 2016 is turning out to be a bumper year for Russian lumber and log exports. The period January to May shows a definite increase in overseas sales compared to the same period last year. Log exports rose by over 9 percent and lumber increased by over 14.

It is also worth recording that while log sales rose that the revenue fell by less than 1 percent which is very good news. However the value of exported lumber fell by over 4 percent. Taking that in to consideration it has been an excellent start to 2016 for Russia.

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