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St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: Review of investment agreements and key ideas

At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, held on June 16-18, businessmen and regional officials discussed a number of timber projects. – Segezha Group may build a plywood mill in the Vologda region – The group will also...

WhatWood: Market capacity of white plywood in Moscow region in 2015 amounted to 0.5m m3

June 23, 2016 ` 08:42  
In 2015, Russia had about 65 enterprises for the production of plywood. Total production amounted to 3.6 million m3 (+1.9% compared to 2014), of which 2.1 million m3 were sold to export markets, as reported in a recent...

Global lumber markets are on the rise

June 8, 2016 ` 14:30  
In Q1 of 2016, world trade of lumber increased by 20% (y-to-y). Ten largest importing countries – especially the US, China and Egypt – have increased the volume of purchases. In the period from January to April 2016,...

In Q1 2016, Russian softwood lumber exports reached a historic high of 5.2m m3

May 11, 2016 ` 22:51  
In March 2016, the sales of softwood lumber from Russia to foreign markets grew by 32% (m/m), or by 5.5% year on year to 2.2 million m3. The value was $256 million, which is 30% higher than last...

WhatWood: in February 2016, softwood lumber exports from Russia grew 29% to 1.7 million m3

April 7, 2016 ` 18:30  
In February 2016, deliveries of softwood lumber from Russia to foreign markets rose by 29% (m/m). On the annual basis, exports also increased by 6.7% to 1.7 million m3. The value of exports amounted to $198 million, which...

WhatWood: Import substitution has changed the OSB market in Russia in 2015

March 22, 2016 ` 15:15  
The situation on the Russian OSB market has changed dramatically in the second half of 2014 – 2015, as stated in the third edition of the analytical review “OSB market in Russia” published by WhatWood agency in March...

WhatWood: In 2015, competition intensified in the Russian MDF market; prices slipped

March 10, 2016 ` 03:06  
WhatWood agency has completed the study “The market of solid fibreboard and thin MDF/HDF in Russia in 2014-2015”. According to agency analysts, the output of fibreboard and MDF/HDF in the Russian market in 2014 amounted to 2.5 million...

WhatWood announces the 5th annual review Russian Forest Industry in 2015-2016

WhatWood analytic agency has started preparation of the 5th annual review Russian Forest Industry in 2015-2016. As usual, at this time of the year we summarize the results of the past year and give the overview of the...

WhatWood: Russian softwood lumber prices fell by 22% in 2015

February 8, 2016 ` 03:32  
In 2015, sales of softwood lumber from Russia to foreign markets increased by 5% to 22.4 million m3, but the average value fell by $753 million to $2.7 billion. General decline in prices amounted to 22% in dollar...

Exports of Russian sawn timber in January-September 2015 increased 3% to 16.7 million m3

October 22, 2015 ` 18:12  
In the first three quarters of 2015, the volume of exports of softwood lumber from Russia to markets abroad amounted to 16.7 million m3, which is 3% higher than in the same period in 2014. Export value fell...

25 ideas of the conference “Timber industry of Russia: searching of growth points”

October 22, 2015 ` 17:42  
We present a traditional compilation of major ideas of the conference “Timber industry of Russia: searching of growth points” held on 29 September in St. Petersburg. The event was co-organized by the LesPromInform business journal and WhatWood timber...

WhatWood: Softwood lumber exports from Russia to Japan fell 12% in August

October 15, 2015 ` 17:32  
Softwood lumber exports from Russia to Japan in August 2015 amounted to 54,300 m3, which is 12% lower than in the previous month and 2% lower than in August 2014. This is the lowest rate in the last...