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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 Forest Industry Review 2019-2020: downward price trends, lower financial indicators, a slowdown in the Russian timber industry, and new ‘black swans’

During the entire year of 2019, prices for forest products were remaining on a downtrend appeared at the end of Q3 2018. ‘Super profits’ received by timber enterprises at peak prices of Q1-Q3 2018 allowed companies to form...

Wood-based panels consumption in Russia is at its peak, construction industry is in a state of uncertainty and furniture production has shown an increase of 30%.

May 31, 2019 ` 14:15  
Russia: wood-based panels market in 2018-2019 The consumption of wood-based panels in Russia in 2018 set another record in modern history and amounted to 12.9 million m3 (+12% YoY). The consumption growth was mainly driven by an increase...

In Russia, the number of applications for the construction of wooden houses increased by 30% YoY in March 2020

July 6, 2020 ` 13:37  
The Wooden Housing Construction Association supposes that the total production, construction, and sales of such housing can grow by 15–20% in six months. The growth in demand for wooden houses is conditioned by the “stay-at-home regime” due to...

Trust Les LLC to start production of wooden veneered panels in the Leningrad region

July 3, 2020 ` 18:03  
The expert council of the Industrial Development Fund (IDF) approved a loan of 284.2 million rubles for the implementation of Trust Les’s project (in the town of Mga, Leningrad region) for the creation of export-oriented production of wooden...

In May 2020 Finland reduced timber harvesting by 14%

July 3, 2020 ` 17:45  
In May 2020, 3.5 million m³ of roundwood was harvested for use by the forest industries in Finland. This removal volume was down 14% from the previous year and 4% above the ten-year May average. Sawlogs accounted for...

European plywood imports slump

July 2, 2020 ` 17:34  
According to analysis of latest UK Government and Eurostat statistics, total plywood imports by the EU27+UK (excluding internal trade) dropped by 16% YoY to 1.58 million m3 from January-April 2020. This follows a dip of 5.3% YoY to...

Stora Enso introduces low-carbon paperboard for chocolate packaging

July 2, 2020 ` 11:08  
As brand owners and consumers look to lower their environmental impact, Stora Enso hopes that its new plastic-free, lightweight board designed for premium packaging will help them decrease their carbon footprint.

WRI: The Coronavirus has not stopped the global trade of forest products

July 1, 2020 ` 18:34  
The Coronavirus Epidemic has negatively impacted the supply chains for numerous industry sectors worldwide the past few months. Many commodity products saw reduced trade during March and April, a result of reduced demand, closures of manufacturing facilities to...

New U.S. Home Construction in April Slumps by Most on Record

June 30, 2020 ` 13:40  
U.S. home construction starts plunged in April by the most in records back to 1959, as the nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus hammered the housing market and broader economy. Residential starts plummeted 30.2% to...

Belarus: In the next two years, another 5-7 wood pellet plants will be built in the forestry units

June 29, 2020 ` 18:31  
This was announced by the Minister of Forestry Vitaly Drozhzha during the opening of pellet production in the Borisov experimental leshoz. “Due to the imbalance of supply and demand in the forest, a large amount of residual raw...

Recycled cardboard plant to open in the Khabarovsk region

June 26, 2020 ` 17:17  
Installation of a cardboard line with the capacity of 2,000 tons per month has already been completed; it is planned to produce cardboard with a density of 340-540 g for technical purposes from paper waste. At the initial...

Russian plywood prices grew for the first time since February 2019

June 26, 2020 ` 12:49  
According to the Federal State Statistics Service, the average producer’s price of Russian plywood in the domestic market in May increased by 7.8% YoY to 26,595 rubles / m³ ($ 365). Export prices up to 12.4% YoY to...

Pulp Mill Holding: We intend to implement two projects for the construction of new plants in the Kaluga region for the confidence in preferences for investors

June 25, 2020 ` 17:49  
On 29 May, 2020, during a working visit the Acting Governor of the Kaluga Region Vladislav Shapsha attended the industrial sites of the Borovsky district – in Vorsino industrial park and on the northern site of SEZ Kaluga....

Selena LPK (Bashkortostan) bought a sawmill from Kador LLC (Poland)

June 24, 2020 ` 17:52  
The company is going to increase wood processing by 50,000 m³ per year and thereby raise the output of dry birch boards and furniture blanks by 1.5 times. Additional investments of about 50 million rubles will be required.

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.