Direct U.S. imports of forest products from Russia doubled in 2021 to almost half-a-billion dollars. Most of this entered the country as hardwood plywood (74.1%), OSB/waferboard (10.3%), and softwood lumber (9.8%).

Pie chart of forest products from Russia imported into the U.S.

According to the Census Bureau, most the hardwood plywood is classified as “Birch”. Birch plywood is commonly marketed as “Baltic Birch” or “Russian Birch”, or even just “Birch plywood”. Most of this softwood lumber is classified as “Spruce”, with a significant amount of “Pine”.

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