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FSC-certified forest areas in Russia reached historic highs

November 25, 2019 ` 16:38  
In October 2019, the main indicators of the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) voluntary forest certification in Russia, i.e. the area of certified forests and the number of forest management and supply chain certificates, reached record-breaking values for the...

Segezha Group to invest over 500 million rubles in timber harvesting in Siberia and Arkhangelsk Region

November 22, 2019 ` 17:34  
By the end of 2019, Segezha Group intends to complete an investment project for updating and expanding the fleet of forestry, road, auxiliary machinery and vehicles. The current stage of the investment project is focused on strengthening the...

Russian Timber Journal 10-2019: Top 100 Russian timber industry companies in 2018: the highest total revenue in recent history; Russian Government can introduce export customs duties on sawn timber; about 70% of China’s wood processing mills can be closed; Segezha Group to invest over 500 million rubles in timber harvesting in Siberia and Arkhangelsk Region

Russian Timber Journal 10-2019: WhatWood Timber Industry Analytics Agency has prepared a fresh annual ranking of the 100 largest timber companies in Russia. Their combined revenue in 2018 totaled 1.16 trillion rubles, which at current prices is 26%...

The capacity of Tyumensky LPK’s plywood plant to be 108,000 m3

October 18, 2019 ` 13:25  
Alexander Chukhlebov, General Director of Tyumensky LPK, has explained that over 100 million rubles have already been invested in the project. All the necessary technical specifications have been obtained as well as the positive opinion of the examination...

Kai Merivuori, Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association: «Currently all are making red figures. Thus, production curtailments can be expected»

October 17, 2019 ` 12:23  
WhatWood talked to Kai Merivuori, Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association, about the current state of the Finnish sawmilling industry, global sawn timber markets, and expected changes. In 2018, sawn timber prices on the global markets, especially...

Russian Timber Journal 09-2019: Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association Kai Merivuori about falling sawn timber prices; annual Russian Forest Industry Review; the Russian government cuts transport subsidies for the timber industry; Sergey Anoprienko appointed as a new head of the Federal Forestry Agency

Russian Timber Journal 09-2019: Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association  Kai Merivuori: “All markers are in the red zone. We can expect a reduction in production”; Russian Forest Industry Review, 2018-2019: peak forest products prices in 2018,...

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...

China to levy tariffs on US wood products

September 16, 2019 ` 11:26  
China will impose additional tariffs on around US$75 billion worth of US goods. The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said extra tariffs of either 5% or 10% will be applied depending on the product imported from...

Segezha Group will purchase two splicing lines for the production of wood structural beams and wall beams at Sokolsky DOK

August 22, 2019 ` 11:31  
Segezha Group (part of AFK “Sistema”) will acquire two lines of splicing production of the Austrian-Slovenian company Ledinek to increase the production capacity of the Sokolsky woodworking plant  in the Vologda region. The contract for the purchase of...

TechnoModel LLC realizes in the Tyumen region the large-scale investment project on processing about 300 thousand cubic meters of wood annually

August 21, 2019 ` 17:15  
This was reported in a press release of the Department of forestry of the Tyumen region. According to the General Director of the company Marat Shakurov, “the project involves the creation of a modern timber enterprise with an...

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation plans to increase revenues from ecological fee to 136 billion rubles

August 20, 2019 ` 23:30  
According to Piter.TV channel as of August 19, 2019, at the moment, manufacturers have to dispose of 5-35% of the sold products or pay an eco-fee. The Ministry proposed to the government to increase the standards for manufacturers...

Sergey Furgal: “Pulp production is a promising direction for the development of the forest sector of the economy of the Khabarovsk territory»

August 19, 2019 ` 13:55  
At the plenary session on Russian-Indian cooperation, the Governor of the Khabarovsk territory noted: “A promising direction for the development of the forest sector of the economy of the region can be the implementation of a project for...