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Russian plywood production increases for the first time in a long time

November 24, 2022 ` 13:34  
According to Rosstat, in October 2022, compared to the previous month, plywood production increased by 8.7%. In September 2022, there was also growth, but only by 0.1%, which rather indicates a halt in the decline in plywood production...

Sylvamo completes sale of Russian operations

November 8, 2022 ` 12:45  
Sylvamo, the world’s paper company, is announcing it reached an agreement and completed the sale of its Russian operations to Pulp Invest Limited Liability Company for $420 million. After foreign currency exchange rates and transaction fees, Sylvamo received...

Alexey Panshin, CEO, Giprobum: “The designer’s task is helping the customer understand in as much detail as possible what it is they want”

November 7, 2022 ` 16:04  
Large Russian timber companies have lately been purchasing design institutes to make them a part of their groups. Such institutes perform a series of design operations and render other services on renovation and greenfield construction of pulp and...

Production of corrugated cardboard began in the Primorsky Region

November 7, 2022 ` 16:00  
Dobroflot Group that specializes in canned fish production built a plant to produce cardboard packaging in Bolshoy Kamen (“Big Stone”) Advanced Development Territory within its own import substitution project, as reported on the company website. The investment value...

A plant producing packaging will be built in Moscow

November 7, 2022 ` 15:58  
The city will provide a 2.4 ha area to the investor to build a production facility in Mitino District, according to the official website of the Moscow Mayor. The investment in the project is estimated at 1.6 billion...

Construction of a timber processing enterprise worth 13.9 billion rubles began on Sakhalin

November 1, 2022 ` 17:36  
Evrazles LLC started building a timber processing plant in Dachnoye village, Korsakovsky urban district, Sakhalin Region. The company will invest 13.9 billion rubles by 2026. The new enterprise will process about 700,000 m³ of logs per year, producing...

Sveza invested over 70 million rubles in upgrading a plant in the Vologda Region

November 1, 2022 ` 17:38  
The plant in Novator has invested over 70 million rubles in projects on upgrading the existing production and improving working conditions and safety since the start of 2022, according to Sveza’s press office. This investment is supposed to...

Siberia’s first OSB production venue opened in the Tomsk Region

November 1, 2022 ` 17:34  
Monolit-Stroy LLC (Latat brand) commissioned the first Siberian plant producing OSB with a capacity of 250,000 m³ near Tomsk, as reported by Tomsk Advertising and Information Agency. The investment value exceeded 6.5 billion rubles. The equipment was supplied...

In January – August 2022, the timber trading volume on SPIMEX reached 3 million m³

October 20, 2022 ` 19:40  
Over 8 months of 2022, the volume of timber trading on the Saint Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX) reached 3 million m³. This was reported by Alexey Ryzhikov, Senior Managing Director at SPIMEX, who was speaking at the...

Plywood prices keep reducing in the Russian market

October 20, 2022 ` 19:36  
In September, retail prices of Grade 4 square plywood dropped by 13% compared to last month, according to the monthly price review by WhatWood Agency. For instance, a cubic meter of 10 mm plywood (interior grade plywood, 1525х1525,...

ITTO: US plywood imports from Russia more than doubled in August

October 17, 2022 ` 18:52  
After four months of decline, US imports of hardwood plywood bounced back in August, gaining 11% over the previous month, according to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). However, the 302,300 m³ imported was 7.4% less than the...

EIA: Russian birch products bypass US sanctions via Vietnam

October 11, 2022 ` 19:09  
Russian birch wood is routed through Asia before being shipped to American stores, reports The Washington Post, citing an exclusive report from the Environmental Investigation Agency. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a nonprofit watchdog group based in Britain,...