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Forestry & Logging

News on forestry and logging in Russia.

Metsä Group may surrender lease on forest areas in the Leningrad Region

August 21, 2023 ` 19:13  
Metsä Forest Podporozhye, a timber harvesting company that is part of Metsä Group (Finland), is planning to terminate employment contracts with all of its workers by mutual consent of the parties by October 2023, as reported by Novy...

President of the Russian Federation signed a law simplifying interactions between timber businesses and the authorities

August 21, 2023 ` 19:08  
The adopted law stipulates the implementation of a digital forest twin (FGIS LK, Timber Industry Federal State Information system) across the entire country starting from Q1 2024, Rosleskhoz reports. The electronic state timber register will be maintained electronically,...

Södra invests in AI company

August 18, 2023 ` 16:40  
Södra Ädla is a new partner of Nordic Forestry Automation (NFA). The company develops next-generation operator support systems for forest machines based on sensor technology from autonomous vehicles and AI algorithms. The investment is done together with Sveaskog and...

Södra invests in AI company

August 14, 2023 ` 15:38  
Södra Ädla is a new partner of Nordic Forestry Automation (NFA). The company develops next-generation operator support systems for forest machines based on sensor technology from autonomous vehicles and AI algorithms. The investment is done together with Sveaskog...

Ilim Group became the largest timber harvesteing enterprise in Russia in 2022

July 3, 2023 ` 15:20  
According to data of Roslesinforg, the amount of timber harvested in Russia decreased by 13.5% YoY to 194.6 million m³ in 2022, of which 37.1% (72.1 million m³) was accounted for by the twenty largest harvesting enterprises (the...

Harvesting enterprises from the Nizhny Novgorod Region will be granted a deferral of rent payments for forest areas

April 14, 2023 ` 18:18  
The Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region approved the decree on deferring the rent payments for timber harvesting areas. The deferral applies to parts of the payments exceeding the minimum rent amount. This respite is provided for up...

Russia exports almost no unprocessed timber

April 12, 2023 ` 17:28  
In 2022, the volume of roundwood export from Russia dropped by almost 4 times, down to 3.5 million m³. Supplies to China account for 80% of the export volume. Russia has never exported so little unprocessed timber in...

China: Decline in log imports from all the main suppliers

March 10, 2023 ` 14:20  
According to China Customs the volume of log imports from all the main suppliers in 2022 declined except for PNG where import volumes rose 8% to 2.34 million m³ valued at $549 million, up 11% YoY. New Zealand...

Russian Timber Journal 02-2023: interview with Yuri Strezhen, CEO at Praktika Group; state support measures for the Russian timber industry affected by the sanctions pressure; China reduced log imports from all the main suppliers in 2022; Vladimir Putin proposed to grant enterprises a deferment on forest area lease payments for unharvested timber; the Government of the Russian Federation increased the maximum amount of compensation for the expenses of timber enterprises for the transportation of their products; in 2022, Russia reduced the volume of logging by 13.5% to 194.6 million m³, according to Roslesinforg; Russian Railways resumed accepting sawn timber for export shipments through Kazakhstan; International Paper reaches agreement to sell ownership interest in Ilim joint venture; Segezha Group may reorient the Segezha West project to new products; the volume of furniture export from Russia dropped by 39% YoY in 2022, down to 29.5 billion rubles; Luzales and Slotex acquire Russian assets of IKEA

Russian Timber Journal 02-2023: Yuri Strezhen, CEO at Praktika Group: “This is a good time to improve the efficiency of both production and administrative processes of enterprises”; support measures mentioned by the business, relevant agencies, regions, the Government...