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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...

In 1Q 2020, China’s plywood exports fell 85%

20 May 2020 ` 13:02  
According to China Customs, in 1Q 2020, China’s plywood exports were 1.85 million m³ valued at US$787.6 million, a drop of 85% and 82% respectively over the same period in 2019. The main markets for plywood exports in...

RFP Group, the largest company in the Russian Far East, may change of ownership

13 May 2020 ` 18:25  
The main shareholders of the RFP Group Roman Abramovich, Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov want to cut their shares in the company, Kommersant reports. This refers to finding a new investor who is ready to acquire an equity...

Japan: the decline to a slower pace of housing construction

4 May 2020 ` 14:42  
Corona virus disrupts supply chain Japanese house builders are having shortage of housing materials since many are supplied from China and the supply is disrupted by wide spread of corona virus disease in China, reports ITTO. Since workers...

Russian Timber Journal 03-2020: how the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) affects operations of world timber companies; the Russian Government to slash duties on pulpwood of Far Eastern species to zero and increase export quotas by the end of 2020; Russian Forest Industry Review 2019-2020

Russian Timber Journal 03-2020: coronavirus infection was recorded in many countries of the world, the development of the situation showed that COVID-19 has a direct impact on all areas of the economy, including the timber industry — forest...

Japan: «The plywood market is undergoing major changes»

8 August 2019 ` 12:30  
There are major changes taking place in Japan’s plywood importing sector brought on by falling production in Sarawak and to log supply issues in Indonesia, ITTO reports. The volume of May plywood imports dropped a massive 37% year...

Russian Timber Journal 03-2019: volume of timber in Russia has exceeded in 2018 its historical peak; the WhatWood analytical review of the market pellet in Russia; China increased its imports of birch veneer logs; export OSB from Canada doubled; negative outlook Moody’s for the global timber industry complex in 2019-2020

8 April 2019 ` 15:00  
Russian Timber Journal No. 03-2019: the volume of logging in Russia exceeded its historical maximum in 2018; WhatWood Agency conducted a study on the pellet market in Russia; the downward trend in the export of unprocessed round timber...

In Japan, Nippon Paper Industries will build a plant for the production of carboxymethyl cellulose

10 March 2019 ` 16:00  
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. announced the construction of a new plant for the production of functional cellulose product –carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC, product name SUNROSE ) at the factory Gotu (Gotu city, Shimane Prefecture). The company will invest...

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...