WhatWood – Timber industry analytics
Apr 16, 2016 - Full picture of prices, tradeflows and capacities in the Russian lumber industry: monthly index + review of Top 50 softwood sawmills


In this feed, only small part of the news about Russian timber industry and global trends is published. You may find detailed analytic articles, news about investment projects and Russian forest legislation, price charts and other materials in our digital journal and analytic studies.

Russian timber industry news #13-2016

July 21, 2016 ` 22:05  
- Valmet will deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant and related automation and environmental systems to Segezha pulpmill in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. Equipment delivery is scheduled for 2017. - The head of Buryatia Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn has recently...

Global timber market review #13-2016

July 21, 2016 ` 21:55  
- China Wood Importers Committee organized a delegation of wood importers to mid-west China to visit ports and manufacturers. The steady development of the economy in mid-western cities in China and the possibility of supply shortage after the...

Russian timber industry news #12-2016

July 10, 2016 ` 12:51  
- The Far Eastern company Arkaim is going to open plant for the production of antioxidants from raw wood in bonded zone Xinglong in China’s Changchun. “We plan to process here larch into antioxidants and prebiotics. These products...

Global timber market review #12-2016

July 10, 2016 ` 12:46  
- After the excellent annual result in 2015 with an increase of 10.9% and in total over 100m EPAL pallets, 73.6m of which were newly produced EPAL Euro pallets, the upward trend is continuing in the first quarter...

Kirov region governor arrested for suspected bribe from timber companies: case in detail

July 6, 2016 ` 17:56  
The investigation Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against the Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh on the fact of receiving a bribe for a total amount of €400 thousand from the owners of Novovyatsky ski...

WhatWood: Market capacity of white plywood in Moscow region in 2015 amounted to 0.5m m3

June 23, 2016 ` 08:42  
In 2015, Russia had about 65 enterprises for the production of plywood. Total production amounted to 3.6 million m3 (+1.9% compared to 2014), of which 2.1 million m3 were sold to export markets, as reported in a recent...

Russian timber industry news #11-2016

June 23, 2016 ` 07:30  
- Kiev cardboard and paper mill (Ukraine, belongs to Pulp Mill Holding along with Russia’s Arkhangelsk PPM) became completely independent of the Russian market of wastepaper: over a four-month ban on the wastepaper exports from Russia, the plant...

Global timber market review #11-2016

June 23, 2016 ` 07:27  
- Latest EU import data shows that tropical plywood has continued to lose share in the EU plywood market over the last two years, ITTO reported. Tropical hardwood faced plywood has lost share mainly to Chinese plywood faced...

Russian timber industry news #10-2016

June 3, 2016 ` 15:53  
- The Russian market of laminate flooring in 2016 will remain on the last year’s level. According to the experts of Kastamonu, the total consumption of laminate flooring in 2016 will be about 80 million m2. “The stagnation...

Global timber market review #10-2016

June 3, 2016 ` 15:51  
- With declining log inventories at the Chinese ports (about 40% lower than the same time last year) and an uptick in demand for wood in the domestic market, importation of logs has been trending upwards in the...

Russian timber industry news #9-2016

May 27, 2016 ` 11:37  
- The Central Asian and Northern African markets remained difficult in the Q1 2016, as Rusforest mentioned in its quarterly report. However, the company managed to redirect more low-quality product sales to the Japanese market instead. - Pomorskaya...

Global timber market review #9-2016

May 27, 2016 ` 11:34  
- On May 1, insolvency proceedings on the bankrupt German Pellets Group were opened. The company is now managed by insolvency administrator, and its mills are gradually acquired by various investors. - A trial is underway at the...

About WhatWood project

WhatWood is the only agency in Russia whose key specialization is the timber industry analytics. We deal in marketing support and consulting of timber industry projects. All specialists of our company have industry-specific education and have been working in this field since 2008; the agency was founded in 2012.

The agency publishes Annual Review (detailed account of industry and market situation, investment projects, forest legislation, trade balance and logging costs) and digital Russian Timber Journal (bi-weekly review of trends, outlooks and prices in the industry), prepares custom studies and performs search of suppliers and sales markets.

Among agency customers are industry companies, investors and private entrepreneurs from Russia, Finland, Canada, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, United Kingdom, Germany, and France.

You can learn more about our agency at the “About us” page.