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Forestry & Logging

News on forestry and logging in Russia.

Sweden: Continued decline in area of forest notified for final felling

May 19, 2021 ` 14:51  
In March 2021 the area of notifications and applications for permit for final felling was down by 4% compared with March 2020, according to new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The area of applications in montane forests...

The navigation season begins at Segezha Group enterprises in Krasnoyarsk region

April 30, 2021 ` 19:46  
On April 29, 2021, the proprietary fleet of the Lesosibirsky LDK No.1 JSC launched its vessels as scheduled, after a winter break and some maintenance work. In this navigation period, the Plant plans to receive a total of...

Finland increased logging in February 2021

April 30, 2021 ` 18:31  
In February 2021, 6.0 million m³ of roundwood was harvested for use by the forest industries in Finland. This removal volume was up 28% from the previous year and 7% up from the ten-year February average. Sawlogs accounted...

Segezha Group upgrades its logging trucks in Krasnoyarsk Region

April 15, 2021 ` 19:31  
Segezha Group (a Sistema JSFC company) is completing another investment project to upgrade its timber hauling fleet. The logging branches of Lesosibirsk LDK No. 1 falling within the Angarsky group are preparing to receive 10 tractor trucks and...

Tesla truck test for timber transport

April 14, 2021 ` 17:12  
As part of a pilot project in Canada, Tesla Semis are used to transport wood. Mosaic Forest Management, a forestry company based on Vancouver Island, intends to use electrification to pave the way for emission-free transport. Mosaic explains...

Revenue of Shuyales decreased by 2.7% YoY to 957.426 million rubles in 2020

April 12, 2021 ` 20:21  
Profit on sales of one of the largest timber harvesting enterprises in Karelia decreased by 83.2% YoY to 10.775 million rubles in 2020. The company’s net profit for the reporting period fell by 92.5% YoY and totaled 3...

Timber exporters from Irkutsk are experiencing difficulties in shipping products to China

April 7, 2021 ` 16:47  
When interviewed by FederalPress, Yury Logachev, president of the regional Union of Timber Industrialists and Exporters, said that the problem had been persisting for several months. “It leads to failures to fulfill contractual obligations, financial losses, decreased revenues...

Chinese hardwood log imports fell 17% in 2020

April 1, 2021 ` 19:08  
Chinese hardwood log imports in 2020 fell 17% to 12.64 million m³ (21% of the national total log imports). The average price for imported hardwood logs in 2020 was $232/m³ (CIF), down 6% on 2019.

German Federal Council agrees to restrict logging

March 29, 2021 ` 19:31  
On March 26, the German Federal Council approved the draft ordinance on the restriction of regular logging in the forestry year 2021 (HolzEinschlBeschrV2021). Thus, the permissible standard logging of spruce in the current forestry year – from October...

Investments in the Russian forest industry decreased by 9.8% in 2020

March 25, 2021 ` 19:11  
In 2020, investments in the Russian forest industry decreased by 9.8% YoY to RUB 136.7 billion. Investment in pulp and paper industry decreased by 20.8% YoY to RUB 22.55 bln; investments in forest harvesting fell by 5% YoY...