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Forestry & Logging

News on forestry and logging in Russia.

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...

Rosleskhoz approved an investment project implementation request from the Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill

December 7, 2023 ` 23:12  
The company is planning to increase its wood pulp output. Forest areas with an allowable annual cut of over 0.5 million m³ will be provided to the Mill for project implementation. Over 10 months of 2023, the committee...

Rosleskhoz: a forest area lease contract may be terminated prematurely through a court ruling

October 3, 2023 ` 18:07  
Elena Borodavkina, Head of Legal Support and Forest Use Administration at the Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz), explained that Federal Law dated 29.12.2022 No. 600-FZ “On introducing changes in the Forest Code of the Russian Federation”, which was adopted...

Sale of Ponsse’s subsidiary in Russia completed

September 20, 2023 ` 20:36  
Ponsse Plc completed the sale of all shares in OOO Ponsse, its subsidiary that provided PONSSE services in Russia and Belarus. After the conditions of the transaction were met, Ponsse’s business operations in Russia transferred to OOO Bison,...

30 regions have completed entering forest borders in the Unified State Register of Immovable Property

August 28, 2023 ` 11:18  
Roslesinforg analyzed data from the Unified State Register of Immovable Property for current information on borders of forestry units and identified the 30 most disciplined regions that were the first to complete this procedure, thus implementing the corresponding...

Rosleskhoz: illegal harvesting reduced by 36% in Russia over 6 months of 2023

August 23, 2023 ` 11:33  
The top 5 regions by illegal harvesting reduction are the Irkutsk Region (a reduction by 46,000 m³), the Amur Region (by 22,100 m³), the Tyumen Region (7,500 m³), the Sverdlovsk Region (by 7,000 m³), and the Zabaykalsky Region...

In 2022, Russian timber harvesting volumes dropped to the lowest level in the last 9 years

August 22, 2023 ` 12:33  
The Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) published the final data on harvesting volumes in 2022. According to the Agency, in 2022, the Russian timber harvest dropped by 13% YoY, down to 194.6 million m³ — the lowest since 2014....

A survey by Roslesinforg shows that 35% of harvesting enterprises are ready to purchase forestry machinery made in Russia

August 21, 2023 ` 19:21  
In June 2023, Roslesinforg conducted a survey about harvesting machinery use among Russian timber enterprises.  Over 1,500 industry representatives completed the questionnaire. The timber machinery fleet of Russian harvesting enterprises is still mostly comprised of equipment made abroad....