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News on forestry and logging in Russia.

Russian Timber Journal 05-2020: how the current decline in exports of timber products caused by COVID-19 is similar to the situation of the 2008-2009 crisis; the Russian Government granted a six-month deferral to priority investment projects in the forest sector; DNS Les started producing OSB in Primorsky region

Russian Timber Journal 05-2020: comparing the 2008-2009 crisis with the current decline of forest products exports during the pandemic; in the Russian Far East was opened the first OSB production; the Russian government has granted a six-month deferment to...

Mild winter causes earlier bark beetle infestation in Austria

May 27, 2020 ` 11:28  
The bark beetle infestation in Austria’s forests started particularly early due to the mild winter of 2020 and will again cause great economic damage for forest owners, the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture (LKO) informs. The situation is worse...

Russian Timber Journal 04-2020: Opinion poll of Russian timber companies on the impacts of the coronavirus on outputs and sales; the Government of the Russian Federation approved a list of systemic timber enterprises and measures to support them; how the spread of COVID-19 affects operations of world timber companies (update)

Russian Timber Journal 04-2020: in mid-May 2020, WhatWood agency conducted an express survey of the largest timber industry players about how the coronavirus epidemic affected their production activities and the sales situation; the Government of the Russian Federation approved...

Trend in revenue decline of major timber industry players

May 19, 2020 ` 13:26  
Many forest-industry companies reported that they reduced revenues or reduced EBITDA margin in 2019. Mondi Group reduced revenue by 3% to € 7.268 billion. International Paper reduced revenue by 3.99% to $ 23.376 billion. Russian forest-industry companies also...

The situation on the forest products market in 2019 – 1Q 2020 in Russia and the world

May 18, 2020 ` 17:39  
In 2019 slowdown in the global economy, geopolitical tensions have pulled a decline in demand for forest products. Prices for most forest products remained at low bases. Only to 1Q 2020, prices on world markets for pulp, plywood,...

RFP Group, the largest company in the Russian Far East, may change of ownership

May 13, 2020 ` 18:25  
The main shareholders of the RFP Group Roman Abramovich, Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov want to cut their shares in the company, Kommersant reports. This refers to finding a new investor who is ready to acquire an equity...

Russian Federation Government has approved a list of system-forming forest industry companies and measures to support them for COVID-19 period

According to the decree of May 10, 2020 No. 651, 35 forest industry companies and 18 furniture industry companies were included in the list of backbone enterprises of the country: Forest industry companies: OAO “Arkhangel’skiy TSBK” OOO PKP...

Segezha Group is on the rise of log supply chain

May 11, 2020 ` 14:10  
At the beginning of 2020, Segezha Group acquired a sawmill asset of Karelian Wood Company, which has leased forest areas (please refer to the issue Russian Wood Resources Report 01-2020). In addition to additional 205,000 m3/y by AAC,...

Deficit in raw materials for pulp and paper production

May 7, 2020 ` 15:35  
The first echoes of the raw materials deficit in the market were felt by processors using spruce pulplogs (newsprint producers). Karelia Pulp has one month of stocks on the raw materials exchange. The company is actively buying spruce pulplogs,...

Russian Wood Resources Price Bulletin 04-2020 has published

May 5, 2020 ` 16:00  
Uncertainty in the timber harvest market is increasing. Interviewed WhatWood industry participants continue to maintain a moderate-downbeat mood. In February-March, mills actively bought the necessary raw materials from the market, saturating its stock exchanges. Russian particleboard, MDF, plywood...

Features of national logging

May 4, 2020 ` 16:57  
The majority of loggers of Leningrad, Kostroma, Tver, Pskov, and Kirov regions note that they have achieved the effect of getting used to nature’s indifference and “learned” to harvest and export wood in unconventional conditions of Russian winter....

Russian Timber Journal 03-2020: how the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) affects operations of world timber companies; the Russian Government to slash duties on pulpwood of Far Eastern species to zero and increase export quotas by the end of 2020; Russian Forest Industry Review 2019-2020

Russian Timber Journal 03-2020: coronavirus infection was recorded in many countries of the world, the development of the situation showed that COVID-19 has a direct impact on all areas of the economy, including the timber industry — forest...