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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.

Ufa Plywood Mill is listed for sale for 1 billion rubles

February 8, 2024 ` 17:21  
The property portfolio of Ufa Plywood Mill LLC (a subsidiary of Bashkirskaya Timber Company) in Bashkortostan was put up for bidding because of bankruptcy. The initial value of the lot that includes almost 1,700 items exceeds 1 billion...

Rosleskhoz: the volume of transported timber grew by 12.9% in 2023

February 8, 2024 ` 16:57  
In 2023, the total volume of timber transported in Russia increased by 12.9% YoY, reaching 355.7 million m³, as reported by the Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz). Over 7.6 million electronic accompanying documents for timber transportation were created in...

Rosleskhoz approved 27 investment projects on timber industry development in 2023

February 8, 2024 ` 16:53  
In 2023, The Federal Forestry Agency (Rosleskhoz) approved 27 investment projects on timber industry development (reviewing 15 new applications and endorsing amendments in 12 more projects). These investment projects are aimed at creating new timber processing facilities and...

A sawn timber production project by Kizirlesprom worth over 3 billion rubles was recognized as a priority project

February 7, 2024 ` 15:27  
In March 2023, Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation announced the launch of a major investment project on sawn timber production in the south of the Krasnoyarsk Region. In January 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Trade included this project...

Saint Petersburg R&D Institute levied 1.3 billion rubles from IKEA after it refused to build the Mega Shopping Mall

February 7, 2024 ` 15:25  
The Commercial Court of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region ruled to award 1.3 billion rubles from Ingka Centers Rus Property E (part of Ingka Holding Europe B.V., the company that used to manage IKEA stores and Mega...

VLP Group may purchase Metsä’s timber assets in Russia

February 7, 2024 ` 15:20  
Novy Prospect reports that negotiations are ongoing with several potential buyers of enterprises that used to be part of Metsä Group (Finland), referencing the Natural Resources Committee of the Leningrad Region. This information was confirmed by Oleg Malashchenko,...

Russian producers continue to report consistently high MDF/HDF sales

January 23, 2024 ` 19:26  
As of late December 2023, WhatWood estimates the Russian output of MDF/HDF and fiberboard in 2023 at 3.8 million m³ (+7% YoY), as reported in the monthly price review Market of Wood-Based Panels in Russia. This performance will...

Forest area and the number of Chain of Custody enterprises certified by the “Forest Etalon” system have doubled since last year 

January 23, 2024 ` 19:28  
The voluntary forest certification system “Forest Etalon” was consistently expanding in 2023: 506 certificates were issued as of December 2023 (440 Chain of Custody and 66 Forest Management Certificates). 8.58 million ha of forest was certified by the...

Paper and cardboard production site worth 3.5 billion rubles is planned in the Nizhny Novgorod Region

January 23, 2024 ` 19:18  
The expert board of the Kulibin Special Economic Zone (Dzerzhinsk) approved an application worth over 3.5 billion rubles from KBK Oka LLC, as reported by the Investment Portal of the Nizhny Novgorod Region. The company is planning to...

Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Russia: furniture production in Russia surged by 33% in 2023, up to 66.7 million pieces

January 22, 2024 ` 22:47  
Production of kitchen furniture (tables, cabinets, etc.) soared the most—by 81%. The output increased by 23% YoY in monetary terms, up to 438 billion rubles (it was 356 billion rubles in 2022). Furniture prices in the domestic market...

A value-added wood processing plant for antioxidants and prebiotics extraction will be built in the Amur Region

January 22, 2024 ` 22:44  
Ametis-Pharm, a new resident of the Amurskaya Advanced Development Territory, is implementing a project on building a value-added wood processing plant to extract unique natural substances from Dahurian larch — dihydroquercetin and arabinogalactan that have antioxidant and prebiotic...

Komi started producing laminated MDF

January 22, 2024 ` 22:41  
A medium-density fiberboard plant in Zheshart, Komi, started producing laminated MDF. This is a new product and a new finishing material for the region as a whole. According to Vladimir Pelevin, Production Site Manager at Zheshart PBL, the...

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.