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Russian Wood Seminar

Leonard Mao

By Leonard Mao

SPF Manager

August 2, 2012

Suifenhe (close to China-Russian border), July 18, 2012

Leonard Mao attended the Russian Wood Products seminar in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang Province after the Canadian Wood Products Conference that Canada Wood organized. There were several speakers including the president of the China Wood Distribution Association, Russian Suppliers, Chinese distributors, government official from city of Suifenhe. In general, the Russian lumber export has also seen big increases in the last 5 years, 5.2 times more than 5 years before, while lumber exports from Canada increased by 17 times. However, the logs from Russia decreased 34% in the last 5 years. In the first 4 months of 2012, Canada has 32% market share of China lumber market and, Russian has 28%. Many Russian suppliers are very optimistic about China market. One of them is called Rusforest, a Swedish Company invested and set up as the largest forestry company in Russia with 2600 workers and they have 36 billions cubic meters AAC. Their main markets are China and Japan