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WhatWood agency is the only Russian consulting company with core specialization in the timber industry analytics. Within five years of timber market research we have provided services to 130 clients in 15 countries from Finland to Canada, from UK to Korea: industrial companies, banks, investors, government agencies, scientific organizations, and individual entrepreneurs. We have unique contact and knowledge base, as well as deep understanding of the regional industry and market in Russia. We give presentations at major industry events and are cited by the main Russian business media. To get in touch with us, please visit the About Us page. You can also browse the catalogue of our products.

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

August 12, 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...

Current US lumber price increases mirror one year ago

October 21, 2021 ` 19:38  
Still pushing up at an unusual time of year, for the week of October 8, 2021 the price of Western S-P-F 2×4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was $580 mfbm, according to Madison’s Lumber Reporter. This is up by +$40, or...

Segezha Group’s fuel briquettes receive FSC certification

October 21, 2021 ` 18:05  
Starting from October this year, the RUF fuel briquettes from Vyatsky Plywood Mill (part of Segezha Group) will bear the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) label. The production capacity is 15,000 tons/year. The mill was audited by the Russian...

Automatic plywood sorting line installed at Cherepovets Plywood and Furniture Mill

October 19, 2021 ` 12:54  
The launch of a new automatic line will reduce the proportion of manual labor by 50% and increase the production efficiency. Investments in the project amounted to about 70 million rubles. Тhe key component of the new sorting...

European wood furniture production down 5% last year

October 18, 2021 ` 19:24  
The latest Eurostat PRODCOM data reveals that the total value of wood furniture production in the EU27 declined 5% to €32.4 billion in 2020. This performance for the year is significantly better than initially anticipated at the start...

Sveza to begin its own timber harvesting in Perm Region

October 18, 2021 ` 19:07  
Sveza, a global leader in the manufacture of birch plywood, is to begin harvesting its own timber in nine forested areas in the Perm Region in December 2021. The company is investing over RUB 600 million in project, which includes,...

Sveza’s Saint Petersburg production facility makes the first batch of maximum size plywood sheets

October 18, 2021 ` 18:53  
Sveza’s Saint Petersburg production facility has produced the first batch of 8 × 12 feet (2440 × 3660 mm) plywood. This size of plywood is in great demand in the automotive industry as it makes it possible to...

Sveza will increase fuel wood briquettes output

October 15, 2021 ` 19:05  
The company started hiring staff to produce fuel wood briquettes of sawdust at its plant in Novator settlement, Vologda Region. The line commissioning is scheduled for fall 2021. Investments in the new production line will exceed 20 million...

Houses from MHM panels will be built in a Yakutian village that suffered from a forest fire

October 15, 2021 ` 18:44  
Houses for residents of Byas-Kyuel village in Gorny District that suffered from a forest fire will be built from wood using the MHM (Massiv Holz Mauer) technology, as reported by Aysen Nikolaev, Head of the Region, on his...

Strong demand continues to push North American lumber prices up

October 15, 2021 ` 14:06  
Continuing steady increases following the Labour Day long weekend, for the week of October 1, 2021 the price of Western S-P-F 2×4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was US$540 mfbm ($349/m³). This is up by +$30, or +6%, from the...

Ikea expects shortages due to supply-chain crisis until mid-2022

October 14, 2021 ` 19:45  
Swedish home-furnishings giant Ikea gave a bleak outlook for the retail industry, saying it expects shortages from the supply-chain crisis to remain an issue through the middle of next year. “The biggest challenge has been getting products out...

In January-August 2021, Russian furniture imports increased by 34.4%

October 13, 2021 ` 12:37  
In January-August 2021, the value of Russian furniture imports increased by 34.4% YoY to $1.565 billion, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. In August 2021, imports amounted to $209.9 million (+ 1.1% MoM).

In January-August 2021, wood pulp export from Russia decreased by 6.6%

October 13, 2021 ` 10:01  
In January-August 2021, the volume of wood pulp export from Russia decreased by 6.6% YoY, reaching 1.374 million tons, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation. The value of foreign supplies increased by 35.1%...

About WhatWood project

WhatWood agency is the only Russian consulting company with core specialization in the timber industry analytics. Within five years of timber market research we have provided services to 130 clients in 15 countries from Finland to Canada, from UK to Korea: industrial companies, banks, investors, government agencies, scientific organizations, and individual entrepreneurs. We have unique contact and knowledge base, as well as deep understanding of the regional industry and market in Russia. We give presentations at major industry events and are cited by the main Russian business media. To get in touch with us, please visit the About Us page. You can also browse the catalogue of our products.