Consumers also share responsibility for destructive forestry in Russia
- In the year 2000 Russia exported:
85% of the pulp,
64.7% of plywood,
41.1% of sawn materials,
36.4% of round wood,
32.4% of paper produced.
- 57.1% of the income of Russian forest sector came from the export.
- In Europe the main buyers of Russian forest products are:
pulp and paper - Germany, Netherlands, Austria;
sawn wood - UK, Netherlands;
round wood - Finland and Sweden.
Western European consumers of Russian wood products are often unaware of the about the environmental price of the products they buy.