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.

In Q1 2016, Russian softwood lumber exports reached a historic high of 5.2m m3

May 11, 2016 ` 22:51  
In March 2016, the sales of softwood lumber from Russia to foreign markets grew by 32% (m/m), or by 5.5% year on year to 2.2 million m3. The value was $256 million, which is 30% higher than last...

Russian timber industry news #7/8-2016

May 11, 2016 ` 22:44  
- Ilim Group has announced the investment of $2 billion in development of its production facilities in the next five years. The company plans to increase annual output by 500 thousand tonnes during this time. - Chinese Hubei...

Global timber market review #7/8-2016

May 11, 2016 ` 22:36  
- The Japanese government has reassessed the state of the economy and cited weakness in consumer and corporate sentiment as undermining the progress made to-date. Domestic weakness is exacerbated by uncertainty in global markets and slowdown in emerging...

WhatWood: in February 2016, softwood lumber exports from Russia grew 29% to 1.7 million m3

April 7, 2016 ` 18:30  
In February 2016, deliveries of softwood lumber from Russia to foreign markets rose by 29% (m/m). On the annual basis, exports also increased by 6.7% to 1.7 million m3. The value of exports amounted to $198 million, which...

Russian timber industry news #6-2016

April 7, 2016 ` 18:27  
- Lesozavod 25 (Sawmill 25, Arkhangelsk region) is investing RUR 4.8 billion in the modernization of Arkhangelsk LDK-3 sawmill acquired in late 2014 from Rusforest. The project will be implemented until 2018 in two phases. The first one...

Global timber market review #6-2016

April 7, 2016 ` 18:19  
- A new deal is being negotiated for sawn softwood exports from Canada to the US market, after the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement expired last October, ITTO reported. The US president and Canadian prime minister announced at a...

WhatWood: Import substitution has changed the OSB market in Russia in 2015

March 22, 2016 ` 15:15  
The situation on the Russian OSB market has changed dramatically in the second half of 2014 – 2015, as stated in the third edition of the analytical review “OSB market in Russia” published by WhatWood agency in March...

Russian timber industry news #5-2016

March 22, 2016 ` 14:50  
- The Japanese company Iida Sangyo plans to locate a $100-million mill for assembling pre-fabricated wooden houses in the SEZ Alabuga, Tatarstan, as reported by RIA Novosti agency quoting the Director of Investment and Venture Fund of Tatarstan...

Global timber market review #5-2016

March 22, 2016 ` 14:46  
- Imports of structural laminated lumber to Japan has been over 700,000 m3 in the recent years, so the market seems to be established, ITTO reported. Meantime, the prices declined because of sluggish market in 2015. The demand...

WhatWood: In 2015, competition intensified in the Russian MDF market; prices slipped

March 10, 2016 ` 03:06  
WhatWood agency has completed the study “The market of solid fibreboard and thin MDF/HDF in Russia in 2014-2015”. According to agency analysts, the output of fibreboard and MDF/HDF in the Russian market in 2014 amounted to 2.5 million...

Russian timber industry news #4-2016

March 10, 2016 ` 01:42  
- MDF capacity at the Asino timber industry park (Tomsk region) is ready to launch. Total investments into the project will exceed RUR 32 billion, out of which RUR 20 billion are already invested. - Segezha Group holding...

Global timber market review #4-2016

March 10, 2016 ` 01:34  
- According to rough estimations published by ITTO, log imports from the North America to Japan in 2015 were 2.444 million m3, 19.8% less than in 2014, which is the second annual decline in a row. Based on...

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.