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Russian plywood production increases for the first time in a long time

November 24, 2022 ` 13:34  
According to Rosstat, in October 2022, compared to the previous month, plywood production increased by 8.7%. In September 2022, there was also growth, but only by 0.1%, which rather indicates a halt in the decline in plywood production...

Alexey Panshin, CEO, Giprobum: “The designer’s task is helping the customer understand in as much detail as possible what it is they want”

November 7, 2022 ` 16:04  
Large Russian timber companies have lately been purchasing design institutes to make them a part of their groups. Such institutes perform a series of design operations and render other services on renovation and greenfield construction of pulp and...

Construction of a timber processing enterprise worth 13.9 billion rubles began on Sakhalin

November 1, 2022 ` 17:36  
Evrazles LLC started building a timber processing plant in Dachnoye village, Korsakovsky urban district, Sakhalin Region. The company will invest 13.9 billion rubles by 2026. The new enterprise will process about 700,000 m³ of logs per year, producing...

Sveza invested over 70 million rubles in upgrading a plant in the Vologda Region

November 1, 2022 ` 17:38  
The plant in Novator has invested over 70 million rubles in projects on upgrading the existing production and improving working conditions and safety since the start of 2022, according to Sveza’s press office. This investment is supposed to...

Siberia’s first OSB production venue opened in the Tomsk Region

November 1, 2022 ` 17:34  
Monolit-Stroy LLC (Latat brand) commissioned the first Siberian plant producing OSB with a capacity of 250,000 m³ near Tomsk, as reported by Tomsk Advertising and Information Agency. The investment value exceeded 6.5 billion rubles. The equipment was supplied...

Plywood prices keep reducing in the Russian market

October 20, 2022 ` 19:36  
In September, retail prices of Grade 4 square plywood dropped by 13% compared to last month, according to the monthly price review by WhatWood Agency. For instance, a cubic meter of 10 mm plywood (interior grade plywood, 1525х1525,...

ITTO: US plywood imports from Russia more than doubled in August

October 17, 2022 ` 18:52  
After four months of decline, US imports of hardwood plywood bounced back in August, gaining 11% over the previous month, according to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). However, the 302,300 m³ imported was 7.4% less than the...

EIA: Russian birch products bypass US sanctions via Vietnam

October 11, 2022 ` 19:09  
Russian birch wood is routed through Asia before being shipped to American stores, reports The Washington Post, citing an exclusive report from the Environmental Investigation Agency. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a nonprofit watchdog group based in Britain,...

In January-August 2022, Russian sawn timber production decreased by 6.2%

September 29, 2022 ` 12:01  
Production of Russian sawn timber for 8 months 2022 decreased by 6.2% YoY to 20.2 m³, according to Rosstat. Production in August compared with July decreased by 1.9%.

In January-August 2022, Russian plywood production decreased by 23.9%

September 29, 2022 ` 11:06  
According to Rosstat, in January-August 2022, Russia reduced plywood production by 23.9% YoY to 2.336 million m³. The decline in production in August compared to July amounted to 3.7%.

Canada’s sawn timber production down 8.7% in June

September 12, 2022 ` 12:16  
Canadian sawn timber production decreased 3.2% from May 2022 to 4.5 million m³ in June. Production was down 8.7% from June 2021. Canada’s sawmills shipped 4.54 million m³ of sawn timber in June, down 1.5% from May 2022 and down 5.1% from June 2021.

Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia registers a reduction in prices for Russian furniture

September 9, 2022 ` 14:21  
The Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia informs there was a decline in producer and retail prices for furniture in May 2022 due to the crisis of overproduction in the Russian market of wood-based panels. According...