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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.

Ugra Timber Holding increased production output in 2021

April 5, 2022 ` 18:13  
Based on 2021 performance, Ugra Timber Holding increased its sawn timber output by 4.5% YoY, up to 151,500 m³, according to the group’s information disclosure form. Particleboard and laminated particleboard output also grew (+11.1% YoY, up to 272.6...

Kastamonu delivered 100 million m² of laminate flooring to the Russian market

April 5, 2022 ` 16:39  
Kastamonu has produced 100 million m² of laminate for the Russian market, as reported by the press service of the Turkish company. The mark was reached in February 2022 in 7.5 years. Most deliveries were made for laminate...

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...

Jean-Francois Guilbert, Managing Director of FrenchTimber: “Sawn timber prices have been stable for 20 years so they’re catching up now”

April 1, 2022 ` 16:45  
FrenchTimber, an association founded in 2001 by the National Timber Federation (Fédération Nationale du Bois, FNB). The association is developing the French export of sawn timber and French processed wood products: it helps its members ship their products...

Segezha Group announces operating and financial results for FY 2021

April 1, 2022 ` 14:07  
Segezha Group announces its consolidated audited IFRS financial results and operating results for the 12 months of 2021 (FY 2021). Revenue totalled RUB 92.4 billion, a 34% YoY increase, amid a recovery in global demand and higher average...

Government of the Russian Federation articulated support measures for the timber industry

March 29, 2022 ` 20:21  
Viktoria Abramchenko, Deputy Chair of the Government, held a meeting devoted to the situation in the timber industry. The plans also include creating facilities to produce associated goods for timber processing – chemicals and rolling stock for their...

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...

Svetogorsk Pulp and Paper Mill may suspend production due to a shortage of raw material

March 29, 2022 ` 20:04  
Svetogorsk Pulp and Paper Mill may reduce its output or temporarily suspend production due to a shortage of raw material. This was reported by the press office of Sylvamo (USA) that owns the mill. The mill located in...

Government of the Russian Federation banned the export of roundwood, chips and veneer to “unfriendly countries” until the end of 2022

March 23, 2022 ` 17:53  
Government Decree No. 312 dated March 9, 2022 came into force; it bans, until the end of 2022, the export of roundwood (HS code 4403), chips (HS Codes 4401 21, 4401 22) and veneer (HS Code 4408) to...

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...

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.