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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...

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...

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...

Murashinskiy Plywood Plant started producing laminated plywood

January 15, 2021 ` 14:59  
The line is designed to produce up to 5,000 m³ of coated plywood per month.

Hasslacherles’s investment project is included in the federal priority list

January 15, 2021 ` 13:47  
The investment project of Hasslacherles LLC formulated as “Modernization of woodworking facilities and organization of production of components for wooden housing construction” obtained the status of a priority investment project of the Russian Federation in the forest sector....

Tilia in Perm to invest 100 million rubles in the production of furniture boards by 2023

January 14, 2021 ` 18:52  
Tilia LLC (the town of Chernushka, Perm region) is going to invest 100.4 million rubles in the organization of value-added processing of birch timber and the creation of furniture board production by 2023. 68.2 million rubles are supposed...

Sveza modernized its production facilities in Uralsky

January 14, 2021 ` 18:42  
The value of investments in the modernization of Sveza’s plant in Uralsky in Q3 2020 amounted to 230 million rubles. 40 million rubles have been invested in the installation of a new press in the second plywood workshop....

U.S. softwood timber prices continue to climb

January 14, 2021 ` 18:13  
Compared to the price one-year-ago, of US$402 mfbm, last week benchmark softwood timber item Western S-P-F KD 2×4 #2&Btr was selling for US$944 mfbm which is +$542, or +135% more. Unstoppable demand over the Holiday Season pushed prices...