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WhatWood agency is the only Russian consulting company with core specialization in the timber industry analytics. Within five years of timber market research we have provided services to 130 clients in 15 countries from Finland to Canada, from UK to Korea: industrial companies, banks, investors, government agencies, scientific organizations, and individual entrepreneurs. We have unique contact and knowledge base, as well as deep understanding of the regional industry and market in Russia. We give presentations at major industry events and are cited by the main Russian business media. To get in touch with us, please visit the About Us page. You can also browse the catalogue of our products.

Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation: in 2021, revenue of Rosleskhoz was 44.6 billion rubles, which is 9% lower than the forecast

June 8, 2022 ` 16:48  
According to the supreme state audit body, one of the reasons for failing to meet the revenue plan is the growing debt in forest use payments that reached 1.1 billion rubles. The actual expenses were 50.6 billion rubles,...

The Ministry of Industry and Trade suggests cancelling export duties on sawn timber with over 22% moisture content until the end of 2022

June 8, 2022 ` 16:39  
The Ministry of Industry and Trade suggests lifting export duties on sawn timber with over 22% moisture content (except oak, beech and ash sawn timber) until the end of 2022, as reported by Kommersant quoting the Ministry.  The...

Plywood production continues to decline in Russia

June 2, 2022 ` 08:35  
In January-April 2022, plywood production in Russia decreased by 10.3% YoY to 1.346 million m³, Rosstat reports. Production declines for the second month in a row. In April 2022, plywood production fell by 6.5% compared to the previous...

Announcing publication of Russian Forest Industry Review 2021-2022 annual analytical review

June 2, 2022 ` 08:09  
The year 2021 was the most successful in contemporary history for the Russian timber industry in terms of financial performance. The revenue of timber enterprises soared by 32%, up to 2.9 trillion rubles; their net profit, by 3...

Russian timber harvesting industry: how probable is a decline in timber harvesting over the next few months?

June 1, 2022 ` 23:01  
The Russian harvesting industry closed the year 2021 with good performance. The harvesting volume grew by 4%, up to 225 million m³. This is +8 million m³ compared to 2020. Such a growth is explained by the fact...

Stora Enso divests its sawmills and forest operations in Russia

April 26, 2022 ` 16:04  
Stora Enso has entered into an agreement to divest its two sawmills in Russia. The Company’s Nebolchi and Impilahti sawmills will be divested to local management. In addition, the divestment includes Stora Enso’s Russian forest operation which through...

WhatWood announces publication of an annual analytic review “OSB Market in Russia in 2021 – 2022”

April 25, 2022 ` 18:19  
The Russian OSB market can still be called a developing one. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the emergence of domestic OSB production in Russia. Until 2012, when private Russian investors decided to create small production venues...

Government of the Russian Federation allowed a deferral of payments to companies implementing priority investment projects in the timber industry

April 20, 2022 ` 17:57  
As a government support measure, timber enterprises implementing priority investment projects in the forest sector are allowed to delay fulfillment of their investors’ obligations. As per Decree No. 492 dated March 28, 2022, the Government of the Russian...

The USA has developed a draft bill prohibiting the import of Russian and Belorussian timber products

April 20, 2022 ` 16:29  
The House of Representatives of the US Congress developed a draft bill prohibiting the import of Russian and Belorussian timber and products thereof. This document was submitted to the House of Representatives on April 7. Specific types of...

US housing starts rose more than expected in February

April 15, 2022 ` 18:56  
Construction of new homes in the US rose in February more than reversing a decline registered the previous month according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Housing starts increased 6.8% in February over January, to a...

Huhtamaki to initiate process to divest its Russian operations

April 15, 2022 ` 18:15  
Huhtamaki has decided to initiate the process to divest its operations in Russia. This follows an earlier decision to stop all investments in Russia. Huhtamaki considers that the current evolution of the situation and the long-term outlook in...

Industrial Development Fund will grant a loan of 490 million rubles to Plitwood

April 5, 2022 ` 18:11  
The expert board of the Industrial Development Fund (VEB.RF Group) approved a loan of 490 million rubles for implementing a project on building a birch plywood production plant in the Vologda Region, at the premises of Plitwood joint...

About WhatWood project

WhatWood agency is the only Russian consulting company with core specialization in the timber industry analytics. Within five years of timber market research we have provided services to 130 clients in 15 countries from Finland to Canada, from UK to Korea: industrial companies, banks, investors, government agencies, scientific organizations, and individual entrepreneurs. We have unique contact and knowledge base, as well as deep understanding of the regional industry and market in Russia. We give presentations at major industry events and are cited by the main Russian business media. To get in touch with us, please visit the About Us page. You can also browse the catalogue of our products.