Europe could face a raw material scarcity which may well result as both a direct and indirect consequence of the Russian export ban on logs due to commence in January 2022.
Demand for wood in Europe is currently high and likely to remain so. While Europe imports a relatively small amount of Russian logs (approximately 170,000 tonnes of softwood logs and almost 3.4 million tonnes of birch logs), other neighbouring countries
Building materials have run desperately short in the UK, leaving DIY projects in doubt and building companies under significant pressure. Timber increasing up to 377% in some regions alone. The BBC reports "The Federation of Master Builders said that some building