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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 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...

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...

In 2023, the revenue from forest use for timber harvesting dropped by 16%

March 15, 2024 ` 19:47  
According to Roslesinforg, the revenue from use of forests (across all types) grew by 3% YoY in 2023, reaching 74.4 billion rubles. The largest source of fiscal revenue is using forests for harvesting wood. In 2023, the revenue...

Rosleskhoz: the volume of transported timber grew by 12.9% in 2023

February 8, 2024 ` 16:57  
In 2023, the total volume of timber transported in Russia increased by 12.9% YoY, reaching 355.7 million m³, as reported by the Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz). Over 7.6 million electronic accompanying documents for timber transportation were created in...

Rosleskhoz approved 27 investment projects on timber industry development in 2023

February 8, 2024 ` 16:53  
In 2023, The Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) approved 27 investment projects on timber industry development (reviewing 15 new applications and endorsing amendments in 12 more projects). These investment projects are aimed at creating new timber processing facilities and...

Forest area and the number of Chain of Custody enterprises certified by the “Forest Etalon” system have doubled since last year 

January 23, 2024 ` 19:28  
The voluntary forest certification system “Forest Etalon” was consistently expanding in 2023: 506 certificates were issued as of December 2023 (440 Chain of Custody and 66 Forest Management Certificates). 8.58 million ha of forest was certified by 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...

Rates of timber harvest decline relative to 2022 are decelerating

January 15, 2024 ` 21:14  
After 9 months of 2023, the difference was -6% (-5% for softwood and -7% for hardwood harvesting), but after 10 months of 2023, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) has recorded a difference of -4% (-4% for softwood...

Russian roundwood price growth accelerated in November

December 27, 2023 ` 18:58  
The WhatWood agency was regularly receiving reports about the growing pricing activity in the roundwood market throughout November. Traders from the Volga and Central Federal Districts do not think this price change is an upward trend. This is...