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Bulgaria temporarily bans timber exports to third countries

Bulgaria temporarily bans timber exports to third countries

Bulgaria will soon become another country to ban wood exports amid a shortage of wood products. Minister of Agriculture Yavor Gechev spoke about the upcoming temporary cessation of exports

He said demand for timber has tripled recently as residents stock up on firewood for the winter. Export will be prohibited to third countries, the corresponding decision will be made in the near future. According to the minister, it will take at least a month to stabilize the market in the country.


Earlier in August, a ban on the export of firewood came into force in Hungary: they cannot be exported against the background of the energy crisis and record price increases. The Hungarian authorities are forced to control the export of timber, as it is of strategic importance in terms of the country’s energy security.


Firewood before the onset of winter began to stock up in Moldova. Firewood is being bought up in district centers at a fast pace, stocks in warehouses are quickly depleted, despite the fact that the increase in wood prices amounted to ten percent.