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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 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 sullplers 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...

Russian Timber Journal 05-2018: exclusive interview with the Director General of Sveza Group about improving the service and distribution system in plywood industry in Russia; announced greenfield investment project overview at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018

June 9, 2018 ` 15:28  
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...

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...

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.