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Projected construction of a timber industry complex on the Sakhalin island, Russia, will have the capacity to process over 1.2 million m³ of raw material per year

11 December 2020 ` 18:48  
The ECC (Eurasian Communication Centre) along with WhatWood consultant agency had been tasked by the government of the Sakhalin region to conduct a study of the timber industry’s possible development directions within the Sakhalin area. This article presents...

Japan declines a wooden house construction

4 December 2020 ` 16:50  
In October 2020, new home construction in Japan decreased by 8.3% YoY to 70.7 thousand units. Wooden housing construction decreased by 9.4% YoY to 41.4 thousand units.

There has been a steady decline in the volume of Japan’s plywood imports in 1H 2020

2 September 2020 ` 17:54  
The volume of plywood imports dropped 28% YoY in 1H of 2020. Indonesia and Malaysia are the top shippers of plywood to Japan accounting for over 80% of all plywood imports. In June arrivals from Malaysia were down...

VTK Invest to launch the production of biofuel

24 August 2020 ` 17:00  
The Industrial Development Fund (IDF) has approved a loan of 99 million rubles to VTK Invest LLC (Jewish Autonomous Region, Russia), the press service of the IDF reports. With its help, the company plans to launch the production...

Japan significantly reduced imports of Russian veneer logs

21 August 2020 ` 15:44  
The Russian government has been promoting wood processing in the Russian Far East region and log export duty has been raised step by step, which reduced supply of larch logs for plywood manufacturing in Japan. The duty was...

Russian Timber Journal 07-2020: small enterprises are mastering OSB production; Russian Government gave new instructions for the development of the timber industry; Viktoria Abramchenko, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, proposes to combine the powers of forestry and timber industry in one federal body

Russian Timber Journal 07-2020: small enterprises are mastering OSB production, interview with the head of Rozas LLC, an OSB production newcomer; Russian Government gave new instructions for the development of the timber industry; Viktoria Abramchenko, Russian Deputy Prime...

Japan’s plywood imports from China over 20% lower in May 2020

4 August 2020 ` 18:26  
Until March 2020 Japan reported a slight increase imports of plywood from the top three shippers, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. Starting in April and so far statistically recognized also in May import volumes trended down. Plywood imports from...

Japan’s imports of wooden kitchen furniture slumped in April 2020

21 July 2020 ` 16:47  
Year on year, the value of April imports was down 29% and compared to the value of March imports there was a 22% decline in April. The most notable change month on month was in the value of...

Setra announces its 2020 1H Results

13 July 2020 ` 18:14  
In 1H 2020, sales of the Swedish Setra Group decreased by 7.4% YoY to SEK 2,203 million ($ 239 million). Operating profit fell 49.6% YoY to SEK 59 million ($ 6,4 million). The effects of the COVID-19 virus continue...

Declining of sawn timber exports from Russia: 2008-2009 Vs 2020

19 June 2020 ` 12:30  
In the global financial crisis the downward trend lasted for six consecutive quarters in 2008-2009 (from Q4 2007 to Q1 2009). The strongest decline was in the European direction: exports from Russia dropped by 27% (which was the...

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...