Logging ban hits wood industry as exports drop, imports increase

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times March 15, 2017 16:57

Logging ban hits wood industry as exports drop, imports increase

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  • Exports of wood and wood products slightly dropped to 2.2 billion lek (€16 million) in 2016 when Albania introduced a 10-year logging ban, while imports sharply rose by 22 percent to about 9 billion lek (€66 million), hitting a historic high, according to state statistical institute, INSTAT

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