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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...

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 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 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, wood-based panels consumption in Russia increased after two years of decline: OSB – driver of growth

June 11, 2018 ` 10:04  
Balance of the supply and demand of wood-based panels directly depends on the state of the economy and macroeconomic factors affecting the two main consumption segments: construction and furniture industry. Construction In 2017, Russia built more than 1.1...

Plywood industry in Russia in 2017-2018

June 10, 2018 ` 10:38  
Plywood mills, like other wood-based panels enterprises, faced a severe shortage of raw materials on the market due to the huge collapse of wood exports in the summer-autumn period of 2017. According to our estimates, plywood mills located...

Russian Timber Journal 05-2018: exclusive interview with the Director General of Sveza Group about improving the service and distribution system in plywood industry in Russia; announced greenfield investment project overview at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018

June 9, 2018 ` 15:28  
In constantly changing market conditions, it can be difficult to remain a leader, to increase production capacity and to invest in modern technologies and equipment. How SVEZA Group manages to lead, is the question the correspondent of our...

Russian Timber Journal 04-2018: In 2017, the production of plywood in Russia reduced for the first time in 9 years, VEB once again confirmed plans to invest into pulp production in the Krasnoyarsk region, Accounts Chamber of Russia found violations in exports of forest products on $210 million

May 19, 2018 ` 17:49  
In 2017, the plywood production volume in Russia reduced for the first time since 2009 by 2.2% (YoY) to 3.7 million m3. The main reason for the decline in production: deficit of wood raw materials caused by failure...

Russian Timber Journal 03-2018: Russia reduces logging volumes, introduces quotas for the export of birch veneer logs and tightens requirements for new priority forest investment projects

March 31, 2018 ` 13:22  
In 2017, the harvesting volume in Russia amounted to 212.4 million m3, which is 0.65% less than in 2016. In the regional context, the greatest decrease in harvesting occurred in the regions of the Volga Federal District (-8%,...

In 2017, sawn timber producers everywhere encountered a shortage of raw timber linked with the weather conditions unfavorable for logging

March 22, 2018 ` 11:52  
The Chinese market has been and remains a driver of demand for sawn timber all over the world. According to Dmitry Krylov, the general director of  “Sawmill 25” (located in the Arkhangelsk region), practically all the additional volume...

In 2017, the harvesting volume in Russia decreased for the first time in 5 years

March 20, 2018 ` 12:14  
In 2017, the harvesting volume in Russia amounted to 212.4 million m3, which is 0.65% less than in 2016. This was reported by Alexey Klochikhin, deputy chief of Forest Use and Regeneration Department of Federal Forestry Agency, at...

Russian timber industry news #22/23-2016

December 31, 2016 ` 22:37  
– On December 6, 2016 the Solomenskiy sawmill (Petrozavodsk, Karelia) put into operation a new line of sawmilling. Thus, the plant has completed the next stage of modernization and expansion of production. – Ladozhsky DSK CJSC postponed commissioning...