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WhatWood agency is the only Russian consulting company with core specialization in the timber industry analytics. Within five years of timber market research we have provided services to 130 clients in 15 countries from Finland to Canada, from UK to Korea: industrial companies, banks, investors, government agencies, scientific organizations, and individual entrepreneurs. We have unique contact and knowledge base, as well as deep understanding of the regional industry and market in Russia. We give presentations at major industry events and are cited by the main Russian business media. To get in touch with us, please visit the About Us page. You can also browse the catalogue of our products.

Russian Timber Journal 08-2018: WhatWood interview with Sales Director for Russia, CIS and Baltic countries of UPM Plywood Oy, Alexander Totsky; export quotas on birch veneer logs from Russia starting from January 1, 2019

September 6, 2018 ` 15:34  
Alexander Totsky: “The key to the success of the enterprise on the market is the production of a wide range of demanded types of plywood of consistent high quality”. Russia is a major supplier of birch plywood for...

WhatWood interview with Sales Director for Russia, CIS and Baltic countries of UPM Plywood Oy, Alexander Totsky

September 6, 2018 ` 09:27  
Alexander Totsky: “The key to the success of the enterprise on the market is the production of a wide range of demanded types of plywood of consistent high quality”. Russia is a major supplier of birch plywood for...

Russian Forest Industry Review 2017-2018

August 27, 2018 ` 22:23  
In 2017, the Russian economy came out from a two-year recession. In 2016, the country’s GDP fell by 0.2%, and in 2015, it fell by 2.5% after slowing the growth to 0.7% in 2014. However, this is below...

Russian Timber Journal 07-2018: WhatWood interview with Ali Kiliç, General Director of Kastamonu in Russia; the minimum growth rate of sawnwood exports from Russia in the last seven years; and sawn softwood exports from Russia to China, Japan, Europe by producers

August 3, 2018 ` 15:32  
The devaluation of the ruble has led to a deplorable state of the already unsteady economy in our country. However, the reliance on import substitution stimulates domestic enterprises not to stop in development. And while large companies continue...

WhatWood interview with Ali Kiliç, General Director of Kastamonu in Russia

August 2, 2018 ` 15:50  
The devaluation of the ruble has led to a deplorable state of the already unsteady economy in our country. However, the reliance on import substitution stimulates domestic enterprises not to stop in development. And while large companies continue...

Russian Timber Journal 06-2018: In 2017, the timber harvesting decreased by 0.7% in Russia, use of AAC amounted to 29.6%; Ilim Group launched the Big Ust-Ilimsk project; and forest products production in Russia in 2018

July 9, 2018 ` 08:24  
Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) published the final figures for timber harvesting volumes for all Russian regions in 2017. Timber harvesting in Russia fell by 0.7% down to 2016 level of 212.4 million m3. A significant decline in timber...

In 2017, consumption of particleboard in Russia for the first time in 6 years showed a significant increase

July 1, 2018 ` 11:19  
For the past 7 years, Russia has been the second largest producer and consumer of particleboard in the world after China (25 million m3 in 2017). World demand for particleboard stagnates — the USA reduced its consumption by...

For the first time in history, Russian producers sold OSB trial supplies on the US market in 2017

June 29, 2018 ` 10:06  
OSB is mainly a North American product, its production and consumption in the US and Canada in 2017 amounted to about 20 million m3. The world market capacity is currently estimated at 32 million m3 (2017). CAGR for...

“Plywood from birch is perceived as a luxury product”. Interview of Anatoly Frishman, General Director of SVEZA Group

June 16, 2018 ` 10:48  
In constantly changing market conditions, it can be difficult to remain a leader, to increase production capacity and to invest in modern technologies and equipment. How SVEZA Group manages to lead, is the question the correspondent of our...

MDF/HDF market in Russia in 2017-2018

June 14, 2018 ` 13:01  
The Russian MDF/HDF market is one of the fastest growing in the world (CAGR 2010–2017: 17%, including through the low base effect). Although the share of Russian MDF/HDF producers in the world market is not more than 3%,...

In 2017, wood-based panels consumption in Russia increased after two years of decline: OSB – driver of growth

June 11, 2018 ` 10:04  
Balance of the supply and demand of wood-based panels directly depends on the state of the economy and macroeconomic factors affecting the two main consumption segments: construction and furniture industry. Construction In 2017, Russia built more than 1.1...

Plywood industry in Russia in 2017-2018

June 10, 2018 ` 10:38  
Plywood mills, like other wood-based panels enterprises, faced a severe shortage of raw materials on the market due to the huge collapse of wood exports in the summer-autumn period of 2017. According to our estimates, plywood mills located...

About WhatWood project

WhatWood agency is the only Russian consulting company with core specialization in the timber industry analytics. Within five years of timber market research we have provided services to 130 clients in 15 countries from Finland to Canada, from UK to Korea: industrial companies, banks, investors, government agencies, scientific organizations, and individual entrepreneurs. We have unique contact and knowledge base, as well as deep understanding of the regional industry and market in Russia. We give presentations at major industry events and are cited by the main Russian business media. To get in touch with us, please visit the About Us page. You can also browse the catalogue of our products.