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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.

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