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WhatWood Biofuel Russian Timber Journal №01-2019: the eight-year work of the existing head of Rosleskhoz was assessed as unsatisfactory; WhatWood summarizes the preliminary results of the LPK for 2018; the company "Solikamskbumprom" took a loan of 27 million euros; Segezha Group completed the design of a new pulp and paper mill in the Krasnoyarsk region; prices and volumes of production of LPK in Russia for 4Q 2017-2018

Russian Timber Journal №01-2019: the eight-year work of the existing head of Rosleskhoz was assessed as unsatisfactory; WhatWood summarizes the preliminary results of the LPK for 2018; the company “Solikamskbumprom” took a loan of 27 million euros; Segezha Group completed the design of a new pulp and paper mill in the Krasnoyarsk region; prices and volumes of production of LPK in Russia for 4Q 2017-2018

Russian Timber Journal №01-2019: summed up the first results of the LPK for 2018; basic prices for round wood and lumber; prices for the products of LPK in Russia for 2017-2018; exchange rates to the US dollar from 2010 to January 2019; Valentina Matvienko put ” bad ” eight-year work of the head of Rosleskhoz; for 11 months. 2018 Germany increased exports of kitchen furniture; Ukraine switched to European standards of classification of wood; created the Chinese-European Committee on forest industry; “Solikamskbumprom” took a loan of 27 million euros; Segezha Group has completed the design of a new pulp and paper mill in the Krasnoyarsk region; a pellet production plant with a capacity of 100 tons/month has been launched in the Smolensk region.

Russian Timber Journal №01-2019

Featured article: Valentina Matvienko considers unsatisfactory work of the head of the Federal Forestry Agency Ivan Valentik

At the 450th meeting of the Federation Council (FC), which was held on January 16, 2019, Valentina Matviyenko, the Chairman of the Federation Council, criticized the work of Ivan Valentik, Head of Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz).

According to Valentina Matviyenko, for eight years of Mr. Valentik’s work, nothing could prevent him from “putting things in order, analyzing [the existing problems in the industry] and taking measures”: making changes to the Forest Code, increasing the number of forest ranger officers, providing for options for increasing wages of the forest sector employees.

At the meeting of the Federation Council, Ivan Valentik was asked questions by other participants as well and a stormy discussion of the problems existing in the Russian forest sector began.  Vladimir Lukin, Deputy Chairman of the FC Foreign Affairs Committee, representative in the Federation Council from the executive body of the Tver region, believes that the main problem is that “only speeches and decisions are made, but the situation in the Russian forest industry does not change at all”. He suggested that “colleagues from the State Duma hold a parliamentary investigation.”

Svetlana Goryacheva, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Regulations and Organization of Work of the State Duma, emphasized that “those who shall be blamed [for the existing situation in the Russian timber sector]… 

The first results of the LPK-2018: the momentum remains positive

The Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) published the first summary data on the volume of production of forest products in 2018. Despite the fact that the data of Rosstat are not complete and exhaustive to form a comprehensive picture of the forest production in the country, some indicators can be already used to make preliminary conclusions…According to WhatWood agency…

Global Timber Market News

Sawn timber prices in the United States are rising amid news of a possible reduction in production

Trading on the North American market of softwood lumber …

WRI: in January-September 2018, China reduced imports of softwood lumber by 11 %

Due to negative consumer sentiment and credit deficits, the volume of imports…

In November 2018, Finland increased timber harvesting by 17%

In November 2018, it was prepared for further industrial use in Finland…

In January-November 2018, Germany increased its exports of kitchen furniture by 8.1% 

Exports of kitchen furniture from Germany in January-November 2018 increased by 8.1% yoy, the cost reached €1.86 billion Sales…

In the UK, Palm Paper will build a plant for sorting waste paper

Palm Paper started construction of a modern waste paper sorting plant in English…

Sodra reduces purchase prices for spruce and pine sawlog

Due to market uncertainty and high wood reserves, the Swedish company Sodra reduces the purchase prices for sawn raw materials. Since January 18, 2018, the cubic meter of pine sawlog will fall in price…

International Paper to acquire Spanish Envases Grau

Representatives of International Paper signed an agreement …

News LPK of Russia

VEB.RF State Corporation requires to declare Sibles Project LLC a bankrupt

The corresponding application was received by the Arbitration Court of the Krasnoyarsk region on January 11, 2019. The amount of claims exceeds…

The first stage of SAP ERP was successfully put into operation at Arkhbum Tissue Group

In the Kaluga region at the new plant of the subsidiary of JSC “Arkhangelsk PPM” — LLC “Arkhbum Tissue Group” – successfully launched…

Segezha Group completes the design of a new pulp mill in the Krasnoyarsk region

The President of the Segezha Group (AFK Sistema), Mikhail Shamolin and the Governor of Krasnoyarsk region Alexander USS has been discussed at the meeting in Moscow the issues connected with the upcoming…

Sinergia company in the Sverdlovsk region to launch plywood production

The Ministry of Investment and Development of the Sverdlovsk region submitted an application to the Ministry of Economic Development…

Also in the new issue of Russian Timber Journal 01-2019 presents other current news and prices for wood products and pulp and paper mill in Russia for 4Q 2017-2018.

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