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Russia reduced sawn timber production in 2020

January 26, 2021 ` 17:50  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 2020, Russia reduced sawn timber production by 4.4% YoY to 28.6 million m³.

Russia reduced the production of wood-based panels in 2020

January 26, 2021 ` 17:35  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 2020, plywood production in Russia decreased by 3.2% YoY to 4 million m³. The output of fiberboard (including MDF/HDF/flooring) decreased as well – by 7.1% YoY to...

Sveza installs a new moisture meter in Tyumen

January 26, 2021 ` 15:51  
The Tyumen mill of Sveza has installed a new moisture meter. Investment in the new measuring equipment amounted to around RUB 8 million. The new equipment can help to prevent parts of the high-moisture veneer from getting to...

Austrian timber companies fined in Romania for unfair competition

January 25, 2021 ` 19:23  
Romania’s Competition Council fined 31 timber producers on the local market for anti-competitive arrangements in the auctions organized during 2011-2016 by the state forest management company Romsilva. The competition body found that 33 companies, out of the 96...

SCA to stop PM5 at Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall

January 22, 2021 ` 16:52  
SCA stops paper machine 5 at Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall, Sweden. PM5 produced uncoated publication paper for newpapers, magazines and commercial print and had a capacity of 255,000 tonnes per annum. The paper machine started production in...

Russia reduced its export of sawn timber by 5.9% in January – November 2020

January 19, 2021 ` 19:03  
In January – November 2020, the volume of sawn timber exported from Russia reduced by 5.9% YoY and totaled 13.7 million m³, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. The value of foreign sawn timber shipments...

Wood pulp export from Russia grew by 13.2% in January — November 2020

January 19, 2021 ` 18:52  
In January — November 2020, the volume of wood pulp export from Russia grew by 13.2% YoY, reaching 2.092 million tons, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation. The value of foreign supplies dropped...

In January – November 2020, Russian plywood export increased by 4.3%

January 19, 2021 ` 18:42  
In January – November 2020, Russia increased its plywood export volume by 4.3% YoY, reaching 2.633 million m³, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. Russian plywood shipments reduced by 0.8% YoY in monetary terms over...

Eco Pack Ural LLC to invest 752 million rubles in the construction of corrugated cardboard plant

January 18, 2021 ` 19:57  
The company is going to build a plant on the territory of EKAD Yuzhny Industrial Park in Chkalovsky district of Yekaterinburg. The construction is expected to be finished in 2023. The project cost is estimated at 752 million...

Sistema JSFC acquires Sibirsky Les

January 18, 2021 ` 19:45  
As RBC reports, Sistema JSFC hopes to acquire Sibirsky Les LLC and BackHill LLC. The purchase is attributed to the plans of Segezha Group (part of Sistema JSFC) to build a new pulp and paper mill in the...

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its December 2020 сontainerboard monthly report

January 18, 2021 ` 15:48  
In the U.S. total сontainerboard production in December 2020 increased 3% compared to December 2019. It was up 4% when compared to the same 12 months of 2019. December 2020 production of containerboard for export decreased 22% compared...