Russian Hardwood Plywood Imports Rose in Early '22, Despite Tariffs

Sterling, VA, June 27, 2022- Despite the Russia-Ukraine war and subsequent tariffs, imports of Russian hardwood plywood grew by 44% in the first four months of this year versus the same period last year, reports the Decorative Hardwoods Association.

“In April, imports directly from Russia appeared to have slowed a bit after the U.S. imposed tariffs, but imports of birch plywood from Vietnam grew by 206% to 427 million square feet. Russia is a likely source for a substantial amount of the imports of birch plywood from Vietnam.”