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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...

Sveza Kostroma is reducing raw material consumption

October 30, 2020 ` 17:29  
The company has commissioned a Japanese-made surfacing-and-jointing line for raw veneer; the investment exceeded 60 million rubles. Installation of this line will make it possible to splice small-sized veneer into full-size sheets. The equipment is an automated line...

The Government of the Khanty-Mansiysk Region was again unable to sell assets of Ugra Timber Holding and Ugra-Plit through bidding

October 30, 2020 ` 17:17  
The bids were declared void due to lack of qualified participants. This information is posted on the website of the Auction House of the Russian Federation. 100% of both companies’ shares were auctioned as a single lot with...

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

October 30, 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...

Wood pulp export from Russia grew by 7.5% in January — August 2020

October 29, 2020 ` 19:14  
In January — August 2020, the volume of wood pulp export from Russia grew by 7.5% YoY, reaching 1.475 million tons, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation. The value of foreign supplies dropped...

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

October 29, 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...

Enviva Releases Its First Corporate Sustainability Report

October 29, 2020 ` 11:44  
Enviva, a leading renewable energy company specializing in wood bioenergy, today announced the release of its first Corporate Sustainability Report. The report focuses on three key topics that define Enviva’s mission: people, forests, and climate change. The report...

Cherepovets Plywood and Furniture Mill and Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group purchased Sheksna Wood Board Plant

October 28, 2020 ` 18:10  
This transaction is aimed at enhancing the market positions of the largest wood processing enterprises from the Vologda Region by increasing board products output volumes and expanding the companies’ product range by producing MDF boards. Sheksna Wood Board...

Sberbank to finance the construction of a plywood mill in the Vologda region for 11.9 billion rubles

October 28, 2020 ` 15:16  
Sberbank confirms financing of the construction of an export-oriented birch plywood plant LLC Plitwood in the Vologda Region which is the joint venture by SC “Company group “Vologodskiye lesopromyshlenniki” and JSC Cherepovets Plywood and Furniture Plant. Financing for...

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

October 28, 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...

Sweden: roundwood prices continue to decrease

October 27, 2020 ` 18:42  
The trend of decreasing delivery prices in Sweden continued during the third quarter of 2020, according to new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The price of pulpwood decreased by 5.9% and the sawlog price by 3%, in...

A plant for value-added veneer logs processing is supposed to be built in the Sverdlovsk Region (Russia)

October 27, 2020 ` 13:01  
The plant will be built in the Krasnoufimsk Municipal District within two years. The enterprise is supposed to process 100,000 m³ of veneer logs per year. The Sverdlovsk Region, the Perm Region and Bashkiria are going to be...

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

October 27, 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...

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.