Latvian Plywood Imports Up More Sharply Than Exports

Gernsbach, Germany: According to EUWID, Latvian plywood exports in the first quarter were higher than in the same period of a year earlier for the fourth time in succession. At 66,800 cubic metres, last year’s figure was exceeded by 14 percent. 


According to information from the forest department of the Latvian ministry of agriculture, the export value, on the other hand, only increased seven percent to €43.1 million. Germany remained the biggest recipient market with above-average growth of 17 percent to 12,400 cubic metres. Deliveries to the UK were almost double those of the relatively weak period of last year at 10,300 cubic metres. 

In contrast, a reduction of 57 percent to 2,700 cubic metres was recorded for the Netherlands. 6,200 cubic metres went to Turkey, 4,700 cubic metres to France, and 30,500 cubic metres to other countries.


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