Due to the increasingly alarming situation on the market, where, as they say, they operate with an abnormal rise in firewood prices, the company “Drvosjeca” (Woodcutter) sent an urgent letter to the addresses of the state and entity authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
In a letter sent from the company to the addresses, they explain that compared to last year, the price of firewood jumped by 100% compared to last year due to the fact that European Union (EU) countries met their heating needs from Ukraine, and the war in that country caused enormous disruptions in supply chains.
Due to the impossibility of supplying wood and firewood from Ukraine, the countries of the EU turned to BiH, and 30 to 50 truck deliveries of wood and 20 to 30 truck deliveries of pellets, which is 500 to 700 tons, leave our country every day. This leads to the possibility that there will not be enough firewood for the market of BiH.
The company also warns that public institutions such as schools and hospitals are not able to procure the appropriate amount of necessary firewood because their budgets remained at last year’s level, and prices have risen many times over.
They called on the Council of Ministers to make a decision at an emergency session of the Council of Ministers to suspend the export of all types of firewood outside the country unless the domestic market is settled. They claim that in the case of such a decision, the situation in the domestic market would be normalized.
The letter was sent to BiH Council of Ministers Chairman Zoran Tegeltija, Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Stasa Kosarac, Federation of BiH (FBiH) Prime Minister Fadil Novalic, Republika Srpska (RS) Prime Minister Radovan Viskovic, FBiH Trade Minister Zlatan Vujanovic, FBiH Minister of Energy, Mining, and Industry Nermin Dzindic, RS Minister of Energy and Mining Petar Djokic, and RS Minister of Economy and Entrepreneurship Vjekoslav Petricevic, Klix.ba writes.