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Kastamonu will start producing particleboard in Tatarstan

April 1, 2022 ` 17:15  
Kastamonu will start up a new particleboard production line costing 30 billion rubles at its venue in Alabuga Special Economic Zone, as reported by the company’s press office. Starting up the new line will bring the company’s total...

Metsä Group suspended operations at Metsä Svir sawmill

March 29, 2022 ` 20:17  
Metsä Group (Finland) announced suspension of operations at its only production unit in the Leningrad Region, Russia. Raw material purchasing and supplies to the Group’s Finnish and Swedish plants were also terminated. According to the investment web portal...

Koskisen exits its operations in Russia

March 15, 2022 ` 18:57  
Koskisen has decided to discontinue its operations in Russia. The company will run down it’s Russian’s sawing operations and stop importing sawn goods and logs from Russia. The discontinuation of operations will be carried out with personnel and...

US lumber price increases slow down

March 15, 2022 ` 17:02  
As the month drew to a close and players recovered from the shock of a big pop in lumber prices two weeks ago, for the week ending February 25 these price increases slowed down. After a big pop...

UPM will cease deliveries to Russia

March 4, 2022 ` 14:15  
UPM will cease its deliveries to Russia for the time being. UPM businesses will keep the Russian customers and suppliers informed of the situation. In Russia, UPM employs 800 persons most of whom work at the Chudovo plywood...

IKEA pauses operations in Russia and Belarus

March 3, 2022 ` 18:22  
Inter IKEA Group has taken the decision to pause all export and import in and out of Russia and Belarus. Inter IKEA Group has taken the decision to pause all IKEA Industry production operations in Russia. This also...

Stora Enso stops all production and sales in Russia

March 2, 2022 ` 17:51  
Stora Enso announced that they will stop all production and sales in Russia until further notice. Stora Enso has three corrugated packaging plants and two wood products sawmills in Russia (according to WhatWood, the total annual sawn timber...

Russia increased sawn timber production in January 2022

March 1, 2022 ` 16:16  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in January 2022, Russia increased sawn timber production by 2.3% YoY to 2.1 million m³.

Russian plywood production down 3.2% in January 2022

February 26, 2022 ` 01:36  
In January 2022, plywood production in Russia decreased by 3.2% YoY to 345,000 m³, according to Rosstat. Fibreboard production (including MDF/HDF/flooring) increased by 7.3% YoY to 62.5 million conventional m², the production of particleboard (including OSB) increased by...

PLPK LLC is going to upgrade the equipment at Gremyachinsky DOK

February 25, 2022 ` 20:19  
PLPK (Perm) is going to upgrade Gremyachinsky DOK and increase its sanded plywood output after receiving a loan of 65 million rubles from the Industrial Development Fund (IDF). The company is also going to produce boards for bed...

Sverdlovsk region is going to launch production of thermally modified wood that cost 18 million rubles

February 25, 2022 ` 18:30  
DOK-Lesnoy LLC will start producing thermally modified planks in Lesnoy Advanced Social and Economic Development Area in the Sverdlovsk Region. Another resident of this territory, Greenwood LLC, is going to be the anchor vendor of raw material for...