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Russ Taylor: In 2024, it will definitely be a buyer’s market in China

February 21, 2024 ` 19:47  
Although Russia’s share of international sawn timber trade does not exceed 16%, Russian products remain an important part of the global market, despite isolated European markets. For Russian sawmills, the focus of international trade is now on the...

Ufa Plywood Mill is listed for sale for 1 billion rubles

February 8, 2024 ` 17:21  
The property portfolio of Ufa Plywood Mill LLC (a subsidiary of Bashkirskaya Timber Company) in Bashkortostan was put up for bidding because of bankruptcy. The initial value of the lot that includes almost 1,700 items exceeds 1 billion...

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...

A sawn timber production project by Kizirlesprom worth over 3 billion rubles was recognized as a priority project

February 7, 2024 ` 15:27  
In March 2023, Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation announced the launch of a major investment project on sawn timber production in the south of the Krasnoyarsk Region. In January 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Trade included this project...

VLP Group may purchase Metsä’s timber assets in Russia

February 7, 2024 ` 15:20  
Novy Prospect reports that negotiations are ongoing with several potential buyers of enterprises that used to be part of Metsä Group (Finland), referencing the Natural Resources Committee of the Leningrad Region. This information was confirmed by Oleg Malashchenko,...

Russian producers continue to report consistently high MDF/HDF sales

January 23, 2024 ` 19:26  
As of late December 2023, WhatWood estimates the Russian output of MDF/HDF and fiberboard in 2023 at 3.8 million m³ (+7% YoY), as reported in the monthly price review Market of Wood-Based Panels in Russia. This performance will...

Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia: furniture production in Russia surged by 33% in 2023, up to 66.7 million pieces

January 22, 2024 ` 22:47  
Production of kitchen furniture (tables, cabinets, etc.) soared the most—by 81%. The output increased by 23% YoY in monetary terms, up to 438 billion rubles (it was 356 billion rubles in 2022). Furniture prices in the domestic market...

A value-added wood processing plant for antioxidants and prebiotics extraction will be built in the Amur Region

January 22, 2024 ` 22:44  
Ametis-Pharm, a new resident of the Amurskaya Advanced Development Territory, is implementing a project on building a value-added wood processing plant to extract unique natural substances from Dahurian larch — dihydroquercetin and arabinogalactan that have antioxidant and prebiotic...

Komi started producing laminated MDF

January 22, 2024 ` 22:41  
A medium-density fiberboard plant in Zheshart, Komi, started producing laminated MDF. This is a new product and a new finishing material for the region as a whole. According to Vladimir Pelevin, Production Site Manager at Zheshart PBL, the...

Segezha Group started shipping laminated beams and CLT from Sokol to China

January 18, 2024 ` 23:27  
In December, Segezha Group made the first shipment of laminated beams and CLT to Chinese customers. The train with two containers of laminated beams (105 m³) and two containers of CLT panels (100 m³) has already arrived in...