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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...

Russia is steadily increasing its saw timber

24 November 2020 ` 17:24  
After dramatic production decline in the period 1992-2002 Russia is steadily increasing its saw timber. It is worth noting once again that the collection of statistical information by Federal State Statistics Service does not cover medium, small and...

WhatWood Agency has completed an update to its annual survey Russian Particleboard Market in 2019-2020

30 October 2020 ` 14:53  
The players of the domestic PB market in 2019 faced the somewhat sluggish demand for products in the domestic market. Money income of the population did not help to support the demand for furniture. For four years, starting...

WhatWood Agency has completed an update to its annual survey Russian OSB market in 2019-2020

29 October 2020 ` 16:46  
Russian OSB market is quite young. The first imported products appeared in the late 1990s. In the period from 1997 to 2014 OSB demand has doubled annually (largely due to the low base effect). Until 2012 there was...

WhatWood Agency has completed an update to its annual survey MDF / HDF Market in Russia in 2019-2020

28 October 2020 ` 12:28  
The volume of MDF/HDF, fiberboard (all types of panels) production reached 3.7 million m³ (+ 6% vs 2018). Excluding from the calculations the mature segment of the wet fiberboard, the volume of MDF / HDF production, dry fiberboard...

WhatWood Agency has completed an update to its annual survey Plywood market in Russia 2019-2020

27 October 2020 ` 11:25  
In 2019 plywood production in Russia did not change significantly compared to 2018 and was at the level of 4 million m³. Softwood plywood is produced by two factories located in Siberia – Ilim Timber in Bratsk and...

Small enterprises are mastering OSB production. Interview with the head of Rozas LLC, an OSB production newcomer

21 August 2020 ` 17:40  
The issues of effective disposal of waste from harvesting, woodworking, and value-added wood processing have been particularly topical for Russia in the post-Soviet period. Today, more and more small Russian enterprises are opening their own board production facilities, thereby...

WhatWood Agency announces Russian Wood Pellet Market, a monthly price review

12 August 2020 ` 09:41  
In response to the growing market demand for high-quality and up-to-date information, WhatWood Timber Industry Analytics Agency has launched Russian Wood Pellet Market, a monthly price review. «The global market of wood pellets is growing at an average...

Kastamonu to start producing 34 class laminate flooring

28 July 2020 ` 14:41  
Kastamonu plans to launch on the market a line of laminate flooring of 34 class of wear resistance, the press service of the company reports. Previously, the manufacturer’s product range was represented by laminate flooring only in the...

WhatWood Timber Industry Analytics Agency has completed the update of the annual review Plywood market in Russia 2019-2020

24 July 2020 ` 13:10  
In June 2020, WhatWood Analytics Agency completed its annual analytic survey Plywood Market in Russia 2019-2020. Here is the summary and key conclusions. In 2019, plywood production in Russia basically remained at the last year’s level of 4...

Interview with Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enviva Partners

21 July 2020 ` 11:01  
The global market of wood pellets is growing at an average rate of 13% per annum, or +3.3 million metric tons a year (hereinafter all numbers are quoted in metric tons – Note by WhatWood), while the growth...