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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.

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...

Governor of Khabarovsk Region proposed to limit tax benefits for harvesting enterprises

November 27, 2019 ` 14:53  
Interfax reports that a number of companies in the Khabarovsk Region will lose tax benefits from January 1, 2020. «We’ve defined a list of activities (production of goods, works, services) to which benefits for participants of regional investment projects cannot...

FSC-certified forest areas in Russia reached historic highs

November 25, 2019 ` 16:38  
In October 2019, the main indicators of the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) voluntary forest certification in Russia, i.e. the area of certified forests and the number of forest management and supply chain certificates, reached record-breaking values for the...

Segezha Group to invest over 500 million rubles in timber harvesting in Siberia and Arkhangelsk Region

November 22, 2019 ` 17:34  
By the end of 2019, Segezha Group intends to complete an investment project for updating and expanding the fleet of forestry, road, auxiliary machinery and vehicles. The current stage of the investment project is focused on strengthening the...

Russian Timber Journal 10-2019: Top 100 Russian timber industry companies in 2018: the highest total revenue in recent history; Russian Government can introduce export customs duties on sawn timber; about 70% of China’s wood processing mills can be closed; Segezha Group to invest over 500 million rubles in timber harvesting in Siberia and Arkhangelsk Region

Russian Timber Journal 10-2019: WhatWood Timber Industry Analytics Agency has prepared a fresh annual ranking of the 100 largest timber companies in Russia. Their combined revenue in 2018 totaled 1.16 trillion rubles, which at current prices is 26%...

The capacity of Tyumensky LPK’s plywood plant to be 108,000 m3

October 18, 2019 ` 13:25  
Alexander Chukhlebov, General Director of Tyumensky LPK, has explained that over 100 million rubles have already been invested in the project. All the necessary technical specifications have been obtained as well as the positive opinion of the examination...

Kai Merivuori, Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association: «Currently all are making red figures. Thus, production curtailments can be expected»

October 17, 2019 ` 12:23  
WhatWood talked to Kai Merivuori, Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association, about the current state of the Finnish sawmilling industry, global sawn timber markets, and expected changes. In 2018, sawn timber prices on the global markets, especially...

Russian Timber Journal 09-2019: Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association Kai Merivuori about falling sawn timber prices; annual Russian Forest Industry Review; the Russian government cuts transport subsidies for the timber industry; Sergey Anoprienko appointed as a new head of the Federal Forestry Agency

Russian Timber Journal 09-2019: Managing Director of the Finnish Sawmills Association  Kai Merivuori: “All markers are in the red zone. We can expect a reduction in production”; Russian Forest Industry Review, 2018-2019: peak forest products prices in 2018,...

Russian Timber Journal 08-2019: Russian economy slows down; Rosleskhoz published data on timber harvesting by regions; The Far East is cutting log exports at a record pace

Russian Timber Journal 08-2019: In the 1 H 2019, the growth rate of the Russian economy slowed down; for 5 months 2019, the European Union reduced the volume of wood pellet imports; Rosleskhoz published data on timber harvesting...

The Government increased export duties on unprocessed soft timber of Far Eastern species

September 19, 2019 ` 11:35  
By Decree No. 1169 of September 7, 2019, the Government of the Russian Federation doubled (from 6.5% to 13%) the rates of export customs duties on unprocessed softwood of Far Eastern species (Yezo spruce, Khingan fir, and Dahurian...

China to levy tariffs on US wood products

September 16, 2019 ` 11:26  
China will impose additional tariffs on around US$75 billion worth of US goods. The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council said extra tariffs of either 5% or 10% will be applied depending on the product imported from...

The new press of German Kahl was installed at the pellet plant of the Ustyansky timber industry complex

August 23, 2019 ` 08:38  
ULK Group of companies has been cooperating with Kahl for several years, which is engaged in the supply of equipment for pellet plants in many countries. The installation of additional equipment will allow the timber industry to increase...

Segezha Group will purchase two splicing lines for the production of wood structural beams and wall beams at Sokolsky DOK

August 22, 2019 ` 11:31  
Segezha Group (part of AFK “Sistema”) will acquire two lines of splicing production of the Austrian-Slovenian company Ledinek to increase the production capacity of the Sokolsky woodworking plant  in the Vologda region. The contract for the purchase of...

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.