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In 2023, investment in the Russian timber industry dropped by 4.8%, down to 188.8 billion rubles

April 18, 2024 ` 18:59  
The value of investments in the Russian timber industry reduced by 4.8% in 2023 compared to the record-setting performance of 2022; it amounted to 188.8 billion rubles, which is comparable to the 2021 level, according to Roslesinforg. Over...

In 2024, Ilim Group is planning to increase its product shipments to China to 2.4 million t

April 18, 2024 ` 18:21  
By the end of 2024, Ilim Group intends to supply up to 550,000 t of premium cardboard (wood-free kraftliner) to the PRC market, as reported by TASS referencing Alexey Lomko, the Group’s CEO. In 2023, Ilim Group’s export...

Japan imposes a ban on exports of woodworking equipment to Russia

April 16, 2024 ` 15:36  
Japan has imposed additional sanctions on Russia, prohibiting the export of 164 types of goods, according to the Ministry of Economy. The list includes woodworking equipment.

Furniture producers from the Kaliningrad Region are requesting to impose a bankruptcy moratorium

March 26, 2024 ` 17:09  
The Association of Kaliningrad Furniture Producers filed a request to Anton Alikhanov, Governor of the Kaliningrad Region, to impose a region-wide 1-year moratorium on initiating bankruptcy cases in relation to debtors from the furniture industry. Industry representatives note...

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...

VLP Group opened a new production site of planed goods at Kharovsklesprom

March 19, 2024 ` 19:33  
The new shop is designed for making planed structural sawn timber with preset parameters for a specific buyer. The investment value was 63 million rubles. The production capacity is 30,000 m³ of planed goods per year.

In 2023, VLP Group harvested 1.3 million m³ of roundwood

March 18, 2024 ` 19:32  
“Harvesting is currently in progress in 10 districts of the Vologda Region, in the Ustyansky District of the Arkhangelsk Region, in the Chukhlomskoy District of the Kostroma Region, and in the Malovishersky District of the Novgorod Region. Last...

Alexander Shangin has been appointed CEO of VLP Group

March 18, 2024 ` 19:30  
He previously held this office from January 2022 through January 2023.

Sveza completed the Novator +52 project

March 18, 2024 ` 19:23  
The upgraded production venue will make it possible to increase the annual plywood output at this plant to 200,000 m³. The investment value was 6.5 billion rubles.

Sveza will invest 600 million rubles in its plants in the Kostroma Region

March 18, 2024 ` 19:20  
In 2024, Sveza is planning to invest over 600 million rubles in its two plants in the Kostroma Region, which is three times more than its 2023 investments. As reported by the company’s press office, the money will...

Pulp wood supply may not fully satisfy consumer demand

March 15, 2024 ` 19:53  
The demand from enterprises processing softwood and hardwood pulp wood remained quite high in February. It is exacerbated by the forthcoming spring season of bad roads that will limit the operation of vehicles, as reported in the monthly...