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Novovyatskiy ski mill launched first Russian OSB line

July 24, 2012 ` 01:22  
On July 24, Novovyatskiy ski mill launched first OSB line in Russia, as Kirov region press service reported. Its rated capacity amounts to 100,000 cu m annually. The mill will also produce 130,000 cu m of particleboard. Total investment scope...

Sweden’s Euroimp Sales to launch Pskov LPK mill in 2013

July 18, 2012 ` 16:24  
Rosbioprom company (affiliate ofSweden’s Euroimp Sales AB) is going to start lumber production as first stage of its Pskov LPK project (Pskovregion) in 2013, the company reported. In 2012, Rosbioprom will arrange first logging. If you want to...

Krono Group, Kronospan and Sorbes fined for €42.8 million in Ukraine for price-fixing

July 18, 2012 ` 16:19  
Kronospan has temporarily laid off €300 million investments into two new MDF and OSB lines in Novovolynsk, Ukraine, as Antimonopoly committee of Ukraine has decided to fine several participants of local furniture makers association, MebelDerevProm, for raw wood...

Investlesprom reorganization in Vologda region was a mistake – CEO

July 12, 2012 ` 02:26  
Reorganization of Investlesprom holding in 2011 which separated production and management inVologdaregion was a mistake, as said by Investlesprom CEO Anton Zavalkovskiy at the meeting with regional authorities, corporate press service reported. Zavalkovskiy said that it undermined performance...

Ilim Timber increased plywood capacities by 25%

July 12, 2012 ` 02:21  
Ilim Bratsk LDZ (Bratsk, Irkutsk region, belongs to Ilim Timber company) launched two veneer lines, as reported by the company. New equipment will allow to increase market plywood production by 25% to 200,000 cu m annually and will...

Export of sawn timber from Russia fell by 7.6% in Q1 2012 – WhatWood Analytic Service

July 12, 2012 ` 02:18  
Export of softwood and hardwood lumber from Russiain the first quarter of 2012 fell by 7.6% down to 3.9 million cu m, while its customs value decreased by 2.7% down to $710.7 million, as said in the quarterly...

Housing construction in Russia in 2011

February 11, 2012 ` 05:15  
This time we post a piece of visual graphic representing the state of housing construction in Russia in 2011.