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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.

Pap-For Russia: the second day of the forum ended

November 15, 2018 ` 02:38  
On the second day of the Pap-For forum (November 14), participants discussed various ways to increase productivity and reduce costs in domestic pulp and paper mills. Today business operates in real time and in an ever-changing market situation...

Pap-For Russia is held in St. Petersburg

November 14, 2018 ` 00:45  
The international exhibition and forum Pap-For celebrates its anniversary this year. Once again, it remains one of the largest sites where enterprises present their innovations in the field of materials, technologies and equipment for the pulp and paper...

Russian Timber Journal №10-2018: demand for Russian plywood in the Arab market; in 2018, the overall value of Russia’s forest product exports will reach $12 billion; and sales forest product exports from Russia in Jan-Aug 2018

November 7, 2018 ` 14:00  
Russian Timber Journal №10-2018 The demand for Russian plywood in the Arab market In Russia, with the growth of plywood production capacities, companies are interested in scaling up and increasing the distribution channels for their products. In contrast...

WhatWood has published an annual report ‘Russian Softwood Sawmills, 2017-2018’

October 10, 2018 ` 10:24  
WhatWood has published an annual report ‘Russian Softwood Sawmills, 2017-2018‘. In 2017, the sawmill sector set a record: 40.6 million m3, + 10.3% (y / y). The growth in production was secured by high demand from China. Export...

Russian Timber Journal №09-2018: new Strategy for the Development of the Forest Industry of the Russian Federation until 2030, investments in fixed assets of Russian timber industry companies increased by 55% in 1 H 2018

October 8, 2018 ` 08:41  
The government approved the Strategy for the Development of the Forest Industry of the Russian Federation until 2030 By the decree No. 1989-r dated September 20, 2018, the Government of the Russian Federation approved the Strategy for the...

Russian Timber Journal 08-2018: WhatWood interview with Sales Director for Russia, CIS and Baltic countries of UPM Plywood Oy, Alexander Totsky; export quotas on birch veneer logs from Russia starting from January 1, 2019

September 6, 2018 ` 15:34  
Alexander Totsky: “The key to the success of the enterprise on the market is the production of a wide range of demanded types of plywood of consistent high quality”. Russia is a major supplier of birch plywood for...

WhatWood interview with Sales Director for Russia, CIS and Baltic countries of UPM Plywood Oy, Alexander Totsky

September 6, 2018 ` 09:27  
Alexander Totsky: “The key to the success of the enterprise on the market is the production of a wide range of demanded types of plywood of consistent high quality”. Russia is a major supplier of birch plywood for...

Russian Forest Industry Review 2017-2018

August 27, 2018 ` 22:23  
In 2017, the Russian economy came out from a two-year recession. In 2016, the country’s GDP fell by 0.2%, and in 2015, it fell by 2.5% after slowing the growth to 0.7% in 2014. However, this is below...

Russian Timber Journal 07-2018: WhatWood interview with Ali Kiliç, General Director of Kastamonu in Russia; the minimum growth rate of sawnwood exports from Russia in the last seven years; and sawn softwood exports from Russia to China, Japan, Europe by producers

August 3, 2018 ` 15:32  
The devaluation of the ruble has led to a deplorable state of the already unsteady economy in our country. However, the reliance on import substitution stimulates domestic enterprises not to stop in development. And while large companies continue...

WhatWood interview with Ali Kiliç, General Director of Kastamonu in Russia

August 2, 2018 ` 15:50  
The devaluation of the ruble has led to a deplorable state of the already unsteady economy in our country. However, the reliance on import substitution stimulates domestic enterprises not to stop in development. And while large companies continue...

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...

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.