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Global Trends Review

Major trends of the week in the world’s forest industry.

Russian Timber Journal 08-2019: Russian economy slows down; Rosleskhoz published data on timber harvesting by regions; The Far East is cutting log exports at a record pace

Russian Timber Journal 08-2019: In the 1 H 2019, the growth rate of the Russian economy slowed down; for 5 months 2019, the European Union reduced the volume of wood pellet imports; Rosleskhoz published data on timber harvesting...

Japan: «The plywood market is undergoing major changes»

August 8, 2019 ` 12:30  
There are major changes taking place in Japan’s plywood importing sector brought on by falling production in Sarawak and to log supply issues in Indonesia, ITTO reports. The volume of May plywood imports dropped a massive 37% year...

Russian Timber Journal 06-2019: WhatWood interview with President of United Panel Group; downward pricing trend for logs continues; packaging industry: on the way to circular economy; In 2018, China is increasing trade in wood; WhatWood’s statistics of log price index in Russia

Russian Timber Journal 06-2019: WhatWood interview with President of United Panel Group; downward pricing trend for logs continues; packaging industry: on the way to circular economy; In 2018, China is increasing trade in wood; WhatWood’s statistics of log...

U.S. wood pellet exports declined in April 2019

June 27, 2019 ` 08:17  
According to data published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service  for June 6, 2019 April 2019 volumes of export of wood pellets USA decreased from 610 554,3 tons (March 2019) and reached 424 680,5 tons. Compared to levels...

Russian Timber Journal 05-2019: WhatWood interview with CEO of Altailes; Causes of dropping prices for Russian plywood; Wood product exports hit by US tariffs; Rosleskhoz supported distant monitoring of forests; WhatWood’s study of Russian forest products exports and imports for 4 years; Sawmill profit margins fell substantially in North America

Russian Timber Journal 05-2019: WhatWood interview with CEO of Altailes; Causes of dropping prices for Russian plywood; Wood product exports hit by US tariffs; Rosleskhoz supported distant monitoring of forests; WhatWood’s study of Russian forest products exports and...

China launches like an octopus its tentacles in the world of the forest, but most of all plagued Russia

April 15, 2019 ` 16:00  
In China, the volume of wood processing increases annually. Sharply limiting logging in its own forests, China turned to imports, including from the rich forest power of Russia. The increased demand for forest in China is responsible for...

Moody’s – Outlook for the global paper and forest products industry changed to negative

April 11, 2019 ` 12:00  
Global operating income will fall 2%-4% over the next 12 to 18 months. Input costs are rising, while demand for paper and prices for wood product and market pulp are falling. The outlook for the global paper and forest products industry has been...

In 2018, exports of forest products from Finland increased by 5%, and imports – by 34%

In 2018, the value of exports of forest products from Finland amounted to €13,20 billion, +5% yoy, according to Luke. For comparison: according to the calculations of the WhatWood agency, exports of forest products from Russia to 2018 amounted...

China reduces VAT on sawn timber and round timber from 1 April 2019

April 6, 2019 ` 14:00  
VAT on some commodities and services has been reduced in order to stimulate the economy and the development of processing in the country. VAT on round timber is reduced from 10% to 9% sawn timber from 16% to...

UPM continues preparations for the construction of a new world-class pulp mill in Uruguay

March 7, 2019 ` 19:00  
UPM sales in 2018 increased by 5% and comparative EBIT by 17%. About it reports a press-service of the company. According to UPM President and CEO Jussi Pesonen, ” 2018 was a record year for UPM. Despite the...