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Cherepovets Plywood and Furniture Mill and VLP Group have completed a major investment project on building a plywood mill in the Vologda region

September 25, 2023 ` 11:41  
On September 22, 2023, Plitwood officially started producing large-sized plywood at a facility with a production area of 45,000 m² in Vokhtoga settlement, Vologda Region, with a capacity of 180,000 m³ per year. As reported in the company’s...

VLP Group shipped the first batch of sawn timber to India

August 25, 2023 ` 18:57  
Four containers of sawn timber produced at VLP’s woodworking plants were shipped to India for the first time, reports the corporate press office. According to Andrey Fialkovsky, Director for Sales of Sawn Timber and Biofuel at Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki...

In January-July 2023, sawn timber production in Russia decreased by 9%

August 24, 2023 ` 13:09  
The volume of Russian sawn timber production in January-July 2023 decreased by 9% YoY to 17 million m³, Rosstat reports. In July 2023, sawn timber production decreased by 2.6% (+0.3% YoY) compared to the previous month.

In January-July 2023, plywood production in Russia decreased by 12.2%

August 24, 2023 ` 12:50  
According to Rosstat, the volume of Russian plywood production in January-July 2023 decreased by 12.2% YoY to 1.883 million m³. In July 2023, plywood mills produced almost 300,000 m³ of products, which is 3.1% lower than in the...

Plywood mill restoration is planned in the Vologda Region

August 22, 2023 ` 16:40  
The restoration of Kaduysky Plywood Mill (Kaduy settlement) will begin soon, says Svetlana Gracheva, Head of the Kaduy Municipal District. According to the official, Lokotrading LLC, the land area owner, applied to the Administration of the National Economic...

Sveza is planning to switch to low-waste plywood production by 2024

August 22, 2023 ` 16:38  
In 2023, the annual upgrading of the group’s plants enabled it to utilize 95% of timber residue. Next year, the company is planning to improve this performance indicator to 100%. A considerable share of bark, chips, and sawdust...

Import duty rate on plywood from unfriendly countries was increased to 50%

August 18, 2023 ` 16:36  
The Government of the Russian Federation introduced a 50% import duty rate on plywood from unfriendly countries, the press office of the Ministry of Economic Development reports. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian...

Vitaly Demidenko, Sales Director at Sveza: “The period when the demand for birch plywood surpassed the supply in the available markets is over. The approach to sales changed too.”

August 17, 2023 ` 16:20  
WhatWood agency talked to Vitaly Demidenko, Sales Director at Sveza, to learn how the world’s largest birch plywood producer has rebuilt its product sales processes almost a year after the European market became virtually unavailable. The group includes...

Russian plywood output increased in June 2023

August 16, 2023 ` 16:21  
The Russian plywood output volume reduced by 16.4% in H1 2023, down to 1.585 million m³, as reported by the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat). It should be noted, however, that in June 2023, the plywood output grew...

Luzales plans to open new plywood plant in the Omsk region

July 27, 2023 ` 17:36  
Luzales, one of the largest timber enterprises in the Komi Republic, will build a plywood plant in the Omsk region with a capacity of 60,000 m³ per year. The volume of investments is estimated at 1.5 billion rubles,...