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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.

In the 4 months of 2017, sales of Russian birch plywood to the USA increased by 5% to 115,000 m3

June 10, 2017 ` 13:57  
Sveza group has become the largest supplier of birch plywood from Russia to the USA with an 18% share, Woodbridge International Holdings is in the second place with a 13% share, Syktyvkarsky FZ is third with a 10%...

Lumber Report No.5 (21): The Russian government strengthens requirements to sawnwood manufactures; in Japan, consumption of Russian sawnwood decreases; China sets records on demand

June 2, 2017 ` 21:00  
Read in the latest issue of the monthly review of the Russian sawmilling industry WhatWood Russian Monthly Lumber Report No.5 (21) – May 2017: Laws On May 12, 2017, the Russian government expanded the list of forest products, which are...

For the first time in its history, Russia began shipping OSB to North America

June 5, 2017 ` 21:34  
OSB import to Russia in the 1st quarter of 2017 increased by 76% (YoY) to 68,000 m3. This is the highest level during the last 3 years: 1st quarter of 2014, Russia imported 102,000 m3. 90% of deliveries...

WhatWood chief editor Kirill Baranov gave a report at the Ligna trade fair in Hanover

May 30, 2017 ` 01:40  
On May 24, 2017, a presentation of Russian producers of biofuel and sawnwood took place within the framework of the Ligna trade fair in Hanover, Germany. WhatWood chief editor Kirill Baranov presented an analytical report on the “Russian...

40 facts on the plywood & panel industry in Russia

May 4, 2017 ` 17:48  
The market of OSB, MDF/HDF, particleboard and plywood in Russia has changed significantly in recent years. Companies are finding new niches in Russia and abroad, master the production of new, specialized products like transport industry plywood or thin...

In March 2017, Russian softwood lumber exports reached its historic peak of 2.5 million m3 (+11% yoy)

May 3, 2017 ` 22:50  
In the first quarter of 2017, high demand for softwood lumber was registered in the global markets. Russian export sales grew 16% on-year to reach 6.1 million m3, worth $761 million (+26% yoy). Softwood lumber exports from Russia...

In Jan-Feb 2017, demand for Russian softwood lumber grew 19% to 3.6 million m3

April 8, 2017 ` 18:09  
Sales of Russian sawn softwood products to export markets demonstrate strong growth at the beginning of 2017. Traditional seasonal decrease of shipments of sawn wood resulting from the long New Year holidays this year had a slight impact...

Paper and paperboard market in Russia in 2016-2017

March 27, 2017 ` 15:49  
Dear clients and partners! We are currently working on analytical overview Paper and paperboard market in Russia in 2016-2017. An outline of the contents of the review, as well as list of diagrams and tables can be found...

The market of wooden I-beams in Russia

March 17, 2017 ` 12:42  
Dear clients and partners, Recently we have studied the market of I-beam in Russia. We invite you to have a look at its highlights. For the production of wooden I-beams, kiln-dried softwood lumber is used (12% humidity; UPM,...

On March 11, WhatWood chief editor Kirill Baranov gave a presentation to the State Forest Service of India

March 14, 2017 ` 16:17  
On March 11, WhatWood chief editor Kirill Baranov gave a presentation to the State Forest Service of India, reporting on the Russian timber industry: its production, major trends and development outlook of the lumber, plywood and panel industries....

Russian plywood and panel industry in 2015-2016: financial status and capacities

February 17, 2017 ` 16:00  
We publish the abstracts of WhatWood’s chief editor Kirill Baranov presentation at the conference “Panel industry of Russia”, which was held by the editorial board of the journal LesPromInform in October 2016 at Lesdrevmash Expo. During this time...

Lumber Report No.1 (17): stunning growth of lumber exports to China, new production leader and restoration of prices

February 7, 2017 ` 20:59  
Read in the latest issue of the monthly review of the Russian sawmilling industry WhatWood Russian Monthly Lumber Report No.1 (17) – January 2017: The volume of export of sawn softwood products from Russia increased by 11% up to 24.8...

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.