Timber trade off to a good start in 2014

The timber trade saw global improvements in the first quarter 2014. The four largest export countries, driven especially by Russia, saw a 17 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

The timber trade grew in the first three months of the year, where consumption and price of timber increased in the twenty biggest regions covered by the Wood Resource Quarterly, according to its latest analysis. The global index increased by 0.8 percent compared to the 4th quarter 2013, to USD 89.45 million in the first quarter 2014.

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