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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...

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...

Global Trends Review, June 16-29, 2014: New acquisitions and projects in the North American pellet industry; China blocks container shipping alliance

7 July 2014 ` 14:39  
RWE Innogy is selling the largest operating US pellet factory, Georgia Biomass in Texas, as Holzkurier reported. The company is going to dispose of biomass assets as non-core business. The mill was launched in May 2011 and has...

Global Trends Review, April 21 – May 04, 2014: Nordic sawmillers report positive Q1 2014; importers of Asian plywood switch to break bulk shipments

10 May 2014 ` 13:13  
Scandinavian sawn timber producers report a good start of 2014 due to improved market demand and better prices on major markets, TTJ said. Moelven’s pre-tax profits in Q1 2014 were NOK 32.9 million (€4 million), compared to NOK...

Global Trends Review, April 07-20, 2014: raw wood concerns around the world; lumber production in Finland predicted to grow 2% in 2014

24 April 2014 ` 21:01  
According to the latest Eurostat figures quoted by Fordaq, in 2013 not only the sawmills from Europe made their presence obvious on the Chinese market, but also EU’s softwood log exporters more than tripled their deliveries compared to...

Global Trends Review, November 18-24, 2013: still rising EU wood costs; commercial construction to drive industry in UK & Germany

27 November 2013 ` 23:03  
Softwood log prices in the eastern departments of France have been growing steadily for several months, Fordaq reported. At an auction, a 5% increase for pine and spruce was registered in November compared to September. Presently, pine logs...

Russian government revised rules for softwood export tariff quotas

8 November 2013 ` 03:12  
The Government of Russia has introduced fundamental changes in the rules for allocation of tariff quotas on the exports of unprocessed timber of spruce, fir and pine trees outside Russia and the participants of Customs Union. These rules...

Global Trends Review, October 21-27, 2013: Softwood lumber industry forecast to rise in 2014, Russian lumber deliveries to UK to fall 10% this year

28 October 2013 ` 20:32  
At the International Softwood Conference held from 14 to 18 October in Edinburgh, Scotland, the European Forest Institute (EFI) presented a forecast, according to which in 2014 softwood lumber output will rise by 2.9% to 109.13 million m3...

New Ilim Group’s softwood line in Bratsk produced first market pulp

1 May 2013 ` 17:34  
New line of Ilim Group at its mill in Bratsk (Irkutsk region) produced its first volume of market pulp. This is the key stage of Big Bratsk project of the company. Within next six months, the line will...