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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.

Russian Forest Industry Review 2019-2020: downward price trends, lower financial indicators, a slowdown in the Russian timber industry, and new ‘black swans’

During the entire year of 2019, prices for forest products were remaining on a downtrend appeared at the end of Q3 2018. ‘Super profits’ received by timber enterprises at peak prices of Q1-Q3 2018 allowed companies to form...

Wood-based panels consumption in Russia is at its peak, construction industry is in a state of uncertainty and furniture production has shown an increase of 30%.

May 31, 2019 ` 14:15  
Russia: wood-based panels market in 2018-2019 The consumption of wood-based panels in Russia in 2018 set another record in modern history and amounted to 12.9 million m3 (+12% YoY). The consumption growth was mainly driven by an increase...

In January-April 2020, Onega LDK (part of Segezha Group) increased the sawn timber export by 30%

June 3, 2020 ` 14:57  
In January-April 2020, Onega LDK increased the sawn timber production by 3.1% yoy to 79,344 m³, exports for the same period increased by almost 30% to 51,360 m³, Segezha Group reports. The plant ships sawn timber to containers...

April pellet price low in Germany

June 3, 2020 ` 12:59  
Despite corona-related increased demand, wood pellets in April 2020 are significantly cheaper than in the previous month at 245.94 € / t. Compared to March, a decrease of 4.2% for a 6 t purchase volume reports the German...

DNS Les launched the OSB production In the Primorsk region

June 3, 2020 ` 09:41  
June 2, 2020, DNS Les launched OSB production in Spassk-Dalniy, the design capacity of the plant is 60,000 m³/year. Investments for the implementation of the project amounted to 1.38 billion rubles. The Governor of Primorsk region Oleg Kozhemyako took...

Prodesa to build two wood pellet plants in Belarus (near the cities of Vitebsk and Polotsk) with a capacity of 20 tons per hour each

May 29, 2020 ` 18:50  
The plants will be launched in 2021. Prodesa will be responsible for the full design, procurement and construction of pellet plants. Comprehensive service of the company includes all the processes of design, production and procurement, control of assembly...

Europe’s parquet markets are already feeling the effects of coronavirus

May 28, 2020 ` 18:02  
On April 2, 2020, the board of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) discussed the effects of the coronavirus crisis on the European markets. These generally started well in 2020 and showed stable to slightly positive...

RosPlit LLC (Samara region) put up for auction

May 28, 2020 ` 17:42  
RosPlit LLC (until 2009 Samara Laminate) is part of the Versivo group and specializes in the production of plate materials for furniture and construction – particleboard, fiberboard, chipboard / LMF. Co-owners of the enterprise in equal shares are...

In 1Q 2020 Russian sawn timber exports to China decreased by 15%

May 27, 2020 ` 18:05  
The volume exports of Russian sawn timber to China in 1Q 2020 decreased by 15% QOQ to 3.9 million m³. The decrease in consumption in the Chinese market due to the restrictions introduced, against the backdrop of the...

Mild winter causes earlier bark beetle infestation in Austria

May 27, 2020 ` 11:28  
The bark beetle infestation in Austria’s forests started particularly early due to the mild winter of 2020 and will again cause great economic damage for forest owners, the Austrian Chamber of Agriculture (LKO) informs. The situation is worse...

Furniture sector in EU hard hit by pandemic

May 26, 2020 ` 18:12  
It is far too early to assess the full impact of COVID-19 on EU furniture imports this year, but early signs are that the downturn will be at least as great as during the financial crises of 2008-2009....

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Syassky PPM has increased the output of sanitary tissue products by 50%

May 26, 2020 ` 15:57  
In addition to increasing the output, Syassky PPM is expanding its storage facilities. The plant commissioned the first phase of its new warehouse with an area of 4,000 m2, the second stage with an area of 6,000 m2...

UPM: Sales decreased by 15% to EUR 2,287 million in Q1 2020

May 25, 2020 ` 17:45  
Sales decreased by 15% to EUR 2,287 million (2,693 million in Q1 2019) due to lower pulp and paper prices and lower deliveries of graphic papers. Comparable EBIT decreased by 26% to EUR 279 million (374 million). UPM...

The furniture and wood-based panels sectors are one of the most affected of the Russian timber industry during the COVID-19 period

May 25, 2020 ` 16:38  
It appears that the most affected sectors of the timber industry remain to be the production of furniture and wood-based panels. Diminution in demand for furniture, interior design items, and finishes is forcing Russian producers of particleboards, MDF,...

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.