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Russian Timber Journal 07-2018: WhatWood interview with Ali Kiliç, General Director of Kastamonu in Russia; the minimum growth rate of sawnwood exports from Russia in the last seven years; and sawn softwood exports from Russia to China, Japan, Europe by producers

3 August 2018 ` 15:32  
The devaluation of the ruble has led to a deplorable state of the already unsteady economy in our country. However, the reliance on import substitution stimulates domestic enterprises not to stop in development. And while large companies continue...

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

22 March 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...

Russian Timber Journal 02-2018: China is increasing the import of birch veneer logs from Russia while Russian timber supplies to Finland are shrinking

26 February 2018 ` 17:01  
In 2017, China reduced purchasing roundwood from Russia by 0.8% yoy, but the demand for Russian birch veneer logs increased by 23% yoy. Export of pine roundwood decreased by 8%. Finland also reduced purchasing of roundwood from Russia...

China withdraws benefits for railway transportation of timber cargoes

28 December 2017 ` 10:10  
Since October 31, 2017, in Manchuria, Suifenhe and other dry ports, benefits for railway transportation are withdrawn, as a result is the logistic component of selling price has increased and quantity of deliveries has decreased. For example, volume...

Lumber Report No.5 (21): The Russian government strengthens requirements to sawnwood manufactures; in Japan, consumption of Russian sawnwood decreases; China sets records on demand

2 June 2017 ` 21:00  
Read in the latest issue of the monthly review of the Russian sawmilling industry WhatWood Russian Monthly Lumber Report No.5 (21) – May 2017: Laws On May 12, 2017, the Russian government expanded the list of forest products, which are...

In March 2017, Russian softwood lumber exports reached its historic peak of 2.5 million m3 (+11% yoy)

3 May 2017 ` 22:50  
In the first quarter of 2017, high demand for softwood lumber was registered in the global markets. Russian export sales grew 16% on-year to reach 6.1 million m3, worth $761 million (+26% yoy). Softwood lumber exports from Russia...

In Jan-Feb 2017, demand for Russian softwood lumber grew 19% to 3.6 million m3

8 April 2017 ` 18:09  
Sales of Russian sawn softwood products to export markets demonstrate strong growth at the beginning of 2017. Traditional seasonal decrease of shipments of sawn wood resulting from the long New Year holidays this year had a slight impact...

Lumber Report No.1 (17): stunning growth of lumber exports to China, new production leader and restoration of prices

7 February 2017 ` 20:59  
Read in the latest issue of the monthly review of the Russian sawmilling industry WhatWood Russian Monthly Lumber Report No.1 (17) – January 2017: The volume of export of sawn softwood products from Russia increased by 11% up to 24.8...

Comments on Chinese market in 2016

11 January 2017 ` 13:33  
In 2016, the export of sawn softwood from Russia to China has shown an impressive growth: +37% (YoY) to 13.4 million m3.  In 2015, in relation to 2014, the growth rate amounted to 17%. Many companies, especially players...

WhatWood Russian Monthly Lumber Report #15 (Oct’ 2016): seasonal decline of wood supplies; tough competition in Egypt; export seasonality

11 December 2016 ` 23:54  
Read in the latest issue of our monthly review of Russian sawmilling industry WhatWood Russian Monthly Lumber Report #15 (October 2016): Seasonal decline of timber supplies to lumber mills in late September and October has resulted in decrease in production...

Russian timber industry news #22/23-2016

31 December 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...

Global timber market review #22/23-2016

31 December 2016 ` 22:21  
– Latvijas Finieris Group opens a new birch plywood mill in Kohila (Estonia), launching products with RIGA logo there, Fordaq reported. After two investment phases worth €80 million in total, a world-class birch plywood mill has been created:...