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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 04-2018: In 2017, the production of plywood in Russia reduced for the first time in 9 years, VEB once again confirmed plans to invest into pulp production in the Krasnoyarsk region, Accounts Chamber of Russia found violations in exports of forest products on $210 million

May 19, 2018 ` 17:49  
In 2017, the plywood production volume in Russia reduced for the first time since 2009 by 2.2% (YoY) to 3.7 million m3. The main reason for the decline in production: deficit of wood raw materials caused by failure...

Russian Timber Journal 03-2018: Russia reduces logging volumes, introduces quotas for the export of birch veneer logs and tightens requirements for new priority forest investment projects

March 31, 2018 ` 13:22  
In 2017, the harvesting volume in Russia amounted to 212.4 million m3, which is 0.65% less than in 2016. In the regional context, the greatest decrease in harvesting occurred in the regions of the Volga Federal District (-8%,...

Segezha Group and EUROCEMENT Group Holding concluded a three-year strategic partnership agreement

March 29, 2018 ` 12:46  
On March 29, Segezha Group (affiliated to Sistema JSFC) and EUROCEMENT Group Holding concluded a three-year strategic partnership agreement. The document was ceremoniously signed by the Vice-President  of Segezha Group Andrei Brotsman and Procurement Director of EUROCEMENT Group...

In 2017, sawn timber producers everywhere encountered a shortage of raw timber linked with the weather conditions unfavorable for logging

March 22, 2018 ` 11:52  
The Chinese market has been and remains a driver of demand for sawn timber all over the world. According to Dmitry Krylov, the general director of  “Sawmill 25” (located in the Arkhangelsk region), practically all the additional volume...

In 2017, the harvesting volume in Russia decreased for the first time in 5 years

March 20, 2018 ` 12:14  
In 2017, the harvesting volume in Russia amounted to 212.4 million m3, which is 0.65% less than in 2016. This was reported by Alexey Klochikhin, deputy chief of Forest Use and Regeneration Department of Federal Forestry Agency, at...

Russian Timber Journal 02-2018: China is increasing the import of birch veneer logs from Russia while Russian timber supplies to Finland are shrinking

February 26, 2018 ` 17:01  
In 2017, China reduced purchasing roundwood from Russia by 0.8% yoy, but the demand for Russian birch veneer logs increased by 23% yoy. Export of pine roundwood decreased by 8%. Finland also reduced purchasing of roundwood from Russia...

Export sales of the sawn softwood from Russia increased by 12% in 2017

February 14, 2018 ` 10:21  
In 2017, the export of Russian sawn softwood set a new record: 27.9 million m3 (+12.4%, YoY). This is the highest growth rate in the last 12 years. In 2005, export sales increased by 17% (YoY) to 14.78...

In 2017, the wood pellet export from Russia grew by one quarter

February 6, 2018 ` 15:43  
In 2017, Russian pellet manufacturers set another record for export sales, selling a total of 1.4 million pellets (+26% as compared to 2016). The export growth was ensured by new enterprises and reaching the production capacities by previously...

The Governor of the Vladimir region and the management of Yildizlar Yatirim (Turkey) discussed an investment project for the production of MDF

January 19, 2018 ` 13:07  
On January 9, 2017 the Governor of the Vladimir region Svetlana Orlova held a working meeting with İlkay Ünal, Secretary General of the Board of Directors of Turkish industrial holding Yildizlar Yatirim. Turkish industrial holding Yildizlar Yatirim plans...

Prices for Russian sawn softwood in China have reached their peak

December 29, 2017 ` 10:22  
Demand for sawnwood is still outgrowing supply in China. In this context, prices for Russian Northwest spruce sawnwood peaked at $270/m3 (1-4 SF 30×125/150, center boards, Shanghai port) in November 2017. Prices for European spruce sawnwood have been...

China withdraws benefits for railway transportation of timber cargoes

December 28, 2017 ` 10:10  
Since October 31, 2017, in Manchuria, Suifenhe and other dry ports, benefits for railway transportation are withdrawn, as a result is the logistic component of selling price has increased and quantity of deliveries has decreased. For example, volume...

Russia imposed Russia export duties duties for some Far East log species

December 20, 2017 ` 10:50  
The Russian government approved the tariff quotas for exports of separate types of coniferous wood. Quotas were introduced for the Far Eastern species: the Ayan spruce (Picea jezoensis), Khingan fir (Abies nephrolepis) and the Daurian larch (Larix dahurica)...

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.