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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...

Ilim Timber to revamp the sawmilling site of its branch in Ust-Ilimsk

March 19, 2020 ` 13:40  
Ilim Timber signed a contract with AriVislanda, a Swedish manufacturer of sawmill equipment, for the supply of processing equipment to replace frame head rig sawing lines at its sawmilling site in Ust-Ilimsk in the Irkutsk region. The purpose...

Abnormal temperature undermined harvesting enterprises of the Leningrad region

March 18, 2020 ` 13:30  
In 2019, harvesting enterprises of the Leningrad region harvested only 5.2 million m3 of wood, which is almost 20% less than in 2018 and 1.7 million m3 less than the targeted volume. The main reason for that was...

France requires public buildings to be at least 50% wood

March 17, 2020 ` 13:00  
According to the newspaper Times of London, President Macron has ordered that new public buildings financed by the French state must contain 50% wood or other organic material by 2022 under an ambitious government plan for a greener...

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation is agreeing on the ban on government purchases of foreign furniture with other departments

March 17, 2020 ` 12:00  
The draft government’s decree extending the ban on purchases of foreign furniture by state and municipal institutions until the end of 2021 prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade has already been approved by the Ministry of...

Uranium One Expands Geography of Wood Pellets Sales

February 26, 2020 ` 13:00  
Uranium One (company of Rosatom State Corporation) carried out the first shipment of wood pellets to a Danish consumer company. 2000 tons of pellets were loaded onto the ship at Saint-Petersburg seaport. For the first time, Uranium One...

Södra to increase NBSK price in Europe

February 25, 2020 ` 13:00  
Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe by $40/tonne to $860, effective 1 February. “Demand has remained strong over the holidays and into the new decade. Södra Cell is...

Russia: the strongest decline in exports of logs since 2008 continues

February 22, 2020 ` 13:05  
In 2017, the Russian Government introduced quotas and imposed duties on exports of roundwood of Far Eastern species (Government Decrees No. 1521 and No. 1520 dated December 12, 2017). Tariff quotas were introduced for Yezo spruce, Khingan fir,...

The auction to sell Ugra Timber Holding is scheduled for March 20, 2020, the initial price is 3.1 billion rubles

February 21, 2020 ` 13:44  
Auction House of the Russian Federation will hold the auction to sell Ugra Timber Holding and its subsidiary Ugra-Plit on March 20, 2020. 100% of the shares of both enterprises are offered as a single lot. 100% of...

Brexit “awful for the UK plywood market”

February 20, 2020 ` 13:38  
“Brexit has been awful for the market, with uncertainty affecting demand, projects delayed and households deferring spending,” said a UK plywood importer. “Merchants are saying it’s quieter, which in turn affects us as importers.”, reports ITTO. UK plywood...

Vietnam bans import of Chinese plywood

February 19, 2020 ` 11:31  
On the 12th of November 2019 the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam signed and announced Circular No. 22/2019/TT-BCT on Temporary Suspension of border-gate transfer business and temporary import of plywood (HS 44.12) into Vietnam for...

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.