Research and data on forest commodity supply chains and policy

Russian softwood lumber imports into the U.S. increased 1,220% between June 2015 and May 2021. That’s more than a 13-fold increase.

Line chart of Russian softwood lumber imports into the U.S since June 2015.

Of course, exponential growth often begins with a small base. The United States imported only 979 cubic meters of Russian softwood lumber in June 2015.

By May of 2021, the U.S. imported 12,931 m3.

Most of this lumber is classified as “Spruce”, with a significant amount of “Pine”.

Minor volumes of other species classifications, like “Southern Yellow Pine”, are also imported from Russia.

See: Southern Yellow Pine: Ten species from 18 countries

Despite this exponential growth, Russia only accounted for 0.27% of U.S. softwood lumber imports in May 2021.

Get new posts about Russian softwood lumber and other TimberCheck™ content:

For news on the latest legal risk-events in wood product supply chains subscribe to the Timber Risk Report™. Get customized location-based alerts when you join TimberCheck™. Want to know where in the forest a wood product originated? Start a WoodFlow™


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: