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In 1H 2021, wood pulp production slightly decreased in Russia

July 23, 2021 ` 16:48  
According to the data of the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 1H 2021, the output of Russian wood pulp decreased by 0.1% YoY to 4.4 million tons. Paper and cardboard production increased over the reporting period by...

Russia increased sawn timber production in 1H 2021

July 23, 2021 ` 15:53  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 1H 2021, Russia increased sawn timber production by 2.7% YoY to 14.8 million m³.

Russia substantially increased wood-based panels production in 1H 2021

July 23, 2021 ` 14:06  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 1H 2021, plywood production in Russia increased by 15.4% YoY to 2.3 mln m³. The output of fiberboard (including MDF/HDF/flooring) also increased by 25.7% YoY to 355...

Prices for Russian wood-based panels continue to grow rapidly in June 2021

July 20, 2021 ` 21:21  
In June 2021, prices for wood-based panels continued growing in the Russian market of construction materials. According to “Market of Wood-Based Panels in Russia” review, OSB made by Kronospan became 58% more expensive in retail compared to last...

European Commission approves the introduction of preliminary anti-dumping duties on birch plywood from Russia

July 20, 2021 ` 21:14  
The European Commission approved for 6 months the introduction of preliminary anti-dumping duties on birch plywood from Russia. Individual duties are set for four Russian manufacturers: 15.7% for Vyatsky FC (part of the Segezha Group) and the Russian...

Russia reduced its export of sawn timber by 3.9% in January-May 2021

July 13, 2021 ` 08:29  
In January-May 2021, the volume of sawn timber exported from Russia reduced by 3.9% YoY and totaled 8.78 million m³, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. The value of foreign sawn timber shipments from Russia...

A planned production shutdown was carried out at JSC Volga

July 13, 2021 ` 08:02  
At the beginning of June 2021, JSC Volga has put a halt to production capacities in order to carry out annual preventive and planned repairs. This year, the terms of repairs were increased, due to the need to...

Wood pulp export from Russia decreased by 0.9% in January-May 2021

July 12, 2021 ` 20:05  
In January-May 2021, the volume of wood pulp export from Russia decreased by 0.9% YoY, reaching 885,300 tons, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation. The value of foreign supplies increased by 27% to...

In January-May 2021, Russian plywood export increased by 10.9%

July 12, 2021 ` 19:06  
In January-May 2021, Russia increased its plywood export volume by 10.9% YoY, reaching 1.311 million m³, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. In value terms, for the reporting period, Russian plywood supplies increased by 31.6%...

Raute received orders worth approximately €16 million to Russia

July 7, 2021 ` 17:49  
Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately €16 million from Segezha Group to Russia. The scope of orders includes new production lines and modernizations of existing lines to increase the veneer production capacity, and also production lines to...

Pfeifer successfully completes the second expansion stage at the CLT plant in Schlitz

July 6, 2021 ` 16:35  
The cross laminated timber plant of the Pfeifer Group, which went into operation at the beginning of 2020, is doubling its capacity to 100,000 m³ annually this year as planned. In order to increase the joinery performance and...