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Round timber export in Latvia in 2008 decreased by 14.6%, import – by 64.4%

Nina Kolyako, BC, Riga, 17.02.2009.Print version
In 2008, Latvia exported 3.15 million cubic meters of round timber, which is 14.6% less, compared with 2007, when 3.68 million cubic meters of round timber were exported, LETA learned from the Agriculture Ministry's Forests Department. Import of round timber decreased by 64.4%.

The total value of the exported round timber products was LVL 124.21 million, which is a 26.5% drop on last year, when the value of the round timber exported totalled LVL 168.92 million.

An equal volume of coniferous round timber and deciduous round timber was exported, each amounting to 1.57 million cubic meters.

 

The largest amount of conifers – 1.01 million cubic meters, was exported to Sweden, which is a 20.9% drop, compared with the figure of export to Sweden in 2007.

 

Also the bulk of Latvia's deciduous round timber is being exported to Sweden; in 2008 Latvia exported 1.06 million cubic meters of deciduous round timber to this country, which is 20.9% less than in 2007.

 

In 2008, Latvia exported 200,600 cubic meters of deciduous timber to Finland, the figure for export to Finland has decreased 42.9%. 284,000 cubic meters of deciduous round timber were exported to Estonia, or 45% more than in 2007.

 

567,100 cubic meters of round timber were imported in Latvia in 2008, or 64.4% less than in 2007, when 1.68 million cubic meters were imported, as reported the Agriculture Ministry's Forests Department.

 

The total value of the imported round timber was LVL 29.63 million, which is a 63.7% decrease on 2007, when the value of the round timber imported in the year totalled LVL 81.56 million.

 

230,400 cubic meters of coniferous round timber and 336,700 cubic meters of deciduous round timber were imported last year. The largest volume of conifers was imported from Belarus – 85,300 cubic meters, Lithuania – 60,300 cubic meters and Russia – 37,000 cubic meters.

 

In 2008, Latvia imported 136,100 cubic meters of deciduous timber from Lithuania, 133,200 cubic meters came from Russia and 41,500 cubic meters – from Belarus.






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