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A shortage of high-quality raw material for plywood may emerge in the Russian market because of the risk of increased birch logs and veneer export to China

May 16, 2024 ` 16:59  
Over the past years, Russian export of birch veneer (semi-finished goods used for plywood production and furniture board facing; essentially a low value-added product) has increased significantly. Just like with birch roundwood, the biggest buyer is China. For...

WhatWood: Positive trends of improving prospects for Russian sawn timber exporters emerge in the Chinese market

March 26, 2024 ` 16:58  
Firstly, the stock of imported sawn timber in China’s major sea ports has been continuously declining for 6 consecutive months. Secondly, industry sources in the port of Taicang report that in January 2024, the daily sales of sawn...

90% of Russian sawn timber is sold in two markets—the domestic and the Chinese

March 19, 2024 ` 19:36  
Nowadays, Russia is probably a unique case in the global market of sawn timber. Russian Sawn Timber Market, a monthly price review by WhatWood, reports that, on the one hand, the country is separated from the cash-flush European...

Segezha Group started shipping laminated beams and CLT from Sokol to China

January 18, 2024 ` 23:27  
In December, Segezha Group made the first shipment of laminated beams and CLT to Chinese customers. The train with two containers of laminated beams (105 m³) and two containers of CLT panels (100 m³) has already arrived in...

Half of wood pellets produced in Russia remains in the domestic market

January 16, 2024 ` 19:15  
According to WhatWood estimates, the wood pellet output in Russia was around 185,000 t in November 2023 and 1.7 million t over 11 months of 2023. The total 2023 wood pellet output in Russia will stay at the...

Russia may increase the number of border security checkpoints for transporting roundwood from Belarus

January 16, 2024 ` 19:09  
Moscow sees no reason not to increase the number of checkpoints equipped for roundwood export from Belarus across the Russian territory; it only requires the corresponding infrastructure. This was announced by Alexey Overchuk, Deputy Prime Minister of the...

FESCO launched a maritime container line from Vladivostok to Bangladesh

December 6, 2023 ` 16:45  
The maritime route includes through transportation of cargo from the Commercial Port of Vladivostok (part of FESCO) to Bangladesh, with transshipment in the Port of Shanghai (PRC), and back. The estimated transit time for import and export shipments...

Over 9 months of 2023, the Russian roundwood export to EEU countries grew by almost 15%

December 6, 2023 ` 16:38  
In January–September 2023, countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) increased the roundwood import from Russia by almost 15% YoY, up to 195,000 m³ (over 9 months of 2022, it was 166,000 m³), as reported by the Federal...