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Kazakh investor is planning to start producing OSB in Russia

February 25, 2022 ` 18:21  
Mega Smart, a producer of furniture from particleboard and MDF from Kazakhstan, intends to build an OSB production plant in Bashkortostan, Rustam Muratov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Bashkiria Government, declared. According to him, the new enterprise’s...

Sveza increased wood-based panels production by 4.6% in 2021

February 15, 2022 ` 19:21  
In 2021, Sveza produced 1.3 million m³ of plywood and particleboard, up by 4.6% from a year earlier. Sveza continued focusing on special and customized products and in 2021 doubled the output to achieve 13% of the total...

Russia reduced its export of sawn timber by 6.4% in 2021

February 8, 2022 ` 23:54  
In 2021, the volume of sawn timber exported from Russia reduced by 6.4% YoY and totaled 29.134 million m³, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. The value of foreign sawn timber shipments from Russia increased...

Russian plywood export increased by 5.1% in 2021

February 8, 2022 ` 23:45  
In 2021, Russia increased its plywood export volume by 5.1% YoY, reaching 3.043 million m³, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. In value terms, for the reporting period, Russian plywood supplies increased by 67.3% YoY...

Wooden house kits will be produced in the Nizhny Novgorod Region

February 4, 2022 ` 19:02  
The Council on Land and Property Relations of the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region approved assigning an area to Forami LLC that intends to build a production plant for value-added wood processing and start making house kits....

Russia increased sawn timber production in 2021

February 3, 2022 ` 19:07  
According to data from the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 2021, Russia increased sawn timber production by 4.5% YoY to 30.6 million m³.

Russia produced a record amount of plywood in 2021

February 3, 2022 ` 17:58  
Russian plywood production in 2021 increased by 6.8% YoY to 4.5 million m³, according to Rosstat. Prior to this, 2019 was a record year, when Russian plywood production amounted to 4.1 million m³. Also in 2021, the production...

Lumber futures price crash 30% in 2 weeks as rising mortgage rates take some heat out of US housing market

February 3, 2022 ` 13:22  
In the week ending January 21, 2022, the price of benchmark softwood lumber item Western Spruce-Pine-Fir 2×4 #2&Btr KD (RL) was US$1,220 mfbm, said forest products industry price guide newsletter Madison’s Lumber Reporter. This is up by +$50,...

An investment project on comprehensive private housing development using MHM technology began in Yakutsk

February 2, 2022 ` 23:49  
The project is implemented by the Republic Mortgage Agency. By the end of 2021, 5 individual residential wooden houses will be built in Yakutsk by the German MHM (Massiv Holz Mauer) technology. 27 more houses like that with...

Sakhalin Engineering will open a new house kits production venue in the Khabarovsk Region

February 2, 2022 ` 23:53  
Sakhalin Engineering will start producing house kits by the wall frame technology in 2022, on some of the premises of Khabarovsk Shipbuilding Yard, as reported by the press office of the Governor and the Government of the Khabarovsk...

Sber to finance construction of unique low-grade wood processing plant by lending RUB 2.8 billion

January 31, 2022 ` 20:22  
Sber will finance the construction of a unique timber processing plant in Pskov Region, Russia, by providing RUB 2.8 billion. Production waste will be used to make compressed wooden blocks for pallets, with low-grade wood accounting for 100%...