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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.

WhatWood Agency has completed an update to its annual survey OSB market in Russia 2020-2021

September 13, 2021 ` 12:34  
OSB output keeps growing in Russia In 2020, it grew by +18% compared to 2019. Increased production volumes at Kronospan Ufa, Kronospan Yegoryevsk and Kalevala DOK were the major contribution to this output growth, with small-capacity plants doing...

Annual analytical review “MDF/HDF Market in Russia in 2020-2021”: moderate production decrease based on the results of 2020, unprecedented price growth by 247% and commissioning of new facilities

September 13, 2021 ` 10:50  
The production output of MDF/HDF, fiberboard (all types of fiberboards) reached 3.7 million m³ (-4.5% vs 2019). If we exclude the mature segment of the wet-processed fiberboard from the calculations, the production output of MDF/HDF and dry-processed fiberboard as...

Segezha Group announces financial and operating results in 1H 2021

August 27, 2021 ` 11:47  
Segezha Group (MOEX: SGZH), a leading vertically integrated holding company in the timber industry performing a full cycle of operations from logging to advanced wood processing, announces its operating and interim consolidated IFRS financial results in 1H 2021....

July U.S. housing starts fall 7% from June

August 19, 2021 ` 16:35  
July U.S. housing starts were down 7% from June, but were 2.5% higher on the year, according to data released Aug. 18 by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. July housing...

1H 2021 timber transportation market review: Growth due to increased demand for forest and pulp & paper produce

August 19, 2021 ` 11:48  
According to TransLes analytics center, during 1H 2021 railway timber transportation experienced growth due to an increase in demand for timber and pulp & paper products both in external and domestic markets. As a result, the total volume...

US OSB prices have skyrocketed more than 500% since January 2020

August 17, 2021 ` 22:01  
The price of OSB has increased 510% since January 2020, exceeding the peak price increase in lumber by nearly 180 percentage points in the USA, as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported. Although plywood panel prices have substantially...

Malaysia: Furniture manufacturers ask again that factory operations be allowed

August 17, 2021 ` 21:37  
Malaysia continues to see an upward trend in the rate of Covid-19 infections with 17,045 recorded in one day in late July, the highest ever in a day since the pandemic hit the nation. The cumulative total infected...

In 1H 2021, “Sveza” increased production volumes by 11%

August 13, 2021 ` 17:50  
In 1H 2021, Sveza’s sales volume was 655,000 m³, which was 7% higher than in 1H 2020. During the reporting period, the company produced 662,000 m³ of products, exceeding the figures for the same period last year by...

Arkhangelsk PPM officially submitted a new investment project at the cost of 105 billion rubles

August 13, 2021 ` 17:40  
Pulp Mill Holding intends to invest more than 160 billion rubles in the modernization of its Russian production facilities. The priority of the strategic agenda of the holding activity will be a new large-scale investment project – construction...

In 1H 2021, wood pulp export from Russia decreased by 3.2%

August 12, 2021 ` 15:49  
In 1H 2021, the volume of wood pulp export from Russia decreased by 3.2% YoY, reaching 1.049 million tons, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation. The value of foreign supplies increased by 30.2%...

In 1H 2021, Russian plywood export increased by 12.9%

August 12, 2021 ` 12:58  
In 1H 2021, Russia increased its plywood export volume by 12.9% YoY, reaching 1.587 million m³, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. In value terms, for the reporting period, Russian plywood supplies increased by 40.7%...

In 1H 2021, Russia reduced its export of sawn timber by 0.3%

August 12, 2021 ` 12:51  
In 1H 2021, the volume of sawn timber exported from Russia reduced by 0.3% YoY and totaled 15.413 million m³, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of Russia. The value of foreign sawn timber shipments from Russia...

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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.