Russian Timber Exports to Japan : 2013

Russian Timber Exports to Japan : 2013

The arrival of Russian logs and lumber products to Japan in 2013 was calculated, according to Japan Lumber Journal Friday.
The arrival of logs was 228,053 cubic metres, down by 16.4 per cent from the previous year. The arrival of spruce and fir was about the same as the previous year. However, the arrival of pine and larch was down by almost 25 per cent, showing that the decline in the demand still continued in the market. The arrival of larch last year stood at the 10,000 cubic meter level due to the severe conditions in producing areas.
The total arrival of Russian lumber products was 886,219 cubic meters, down 6.5 per cent from the previous year.
Russian Wood Imports, Prices, Japan
The arrival of pine and fir lumber from Russia to Japan was 863,219 cubic metres in 2013, a 5.6 per cent drop over one year ago, according to Japan Lumber Journal. Pine and fir lumber imports did not reach the level in 2005 and 2006, at 1 million cubic metres, but remained strong throughout the year.
Prices of Lumber Products
The price of larch lumber was 30,971 yen per cubic metre. The price of pine and fir was 43,262 yen per cubic metre, up by 29.7 per cent from the previous year and up by 1.3 per cent from the previous month.

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