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WhatWood Biofuel Russian Timber Journal №04-2019: In 2018, the world sawn timber trade fell for the first time in five years; analytical study of WhatWood on the market of raw timber in Russia; decline in prices and volumes of trade in sawn timber on world markets; another record of China's imports of round timber

Russian Timber Journal №04-2019: In 2018, the world sawn timber trade fell for the first time in five years; analytical study of WhatWood on the market of raw timber in Russia; decline in prices and volumes of trade in sawn timber on world markets; another record of China’s imports of round timber

Russian Timber Journal №04-2019: Russian Timber Journal 04-2019: In 2018, the world sawn timber trade fell for the first time in five years; WhatWood’s interview with CEO of RFP Group Dmitry Valtfogel; disbalance between the demand and supply for forest raw materials in the domestic market; another record of China’s imports of round timber

Russian Timber Journal №04-2019:

Featured Article:

WhatWood interview with CEO of RFP Group Dmitry Valtfogel

Huge increase in volumes of timber harvesting in Russia in 2018 led to a disbalance between the demand and supply for forest raw materials in the domestic market

Negative price trend in world sawn timber markets remains in place, there are signs of recovery


Global Timber Markets News:

Ukraine has increased the harvesting of industrial roundwood by 23% to 9 million m3

In Q1 2019, International Paper’s profit from participation in Ilim Group increased to $101 million

In 2018, roundwood imports to China reached a new record level of 60 million m3

Papcel Group has changed its ownership structure

In Q1 2019, UPM sales increased by 7% to €2,693 billion

Södra invests in the construction of a new generation CLT plant

In 1Q 2019, SCA sales rose 15% to SEK 5 076 million

Canfor temporarily reduces production capacity in British Columbia

In Q1 2019, EBITDA Ahlstrom-Munksjö increased by 12.4% to €75.0 million

Prinzhorn Group will own ½ Russian SFT Group

Valmet will supply a cardboard box production line for Papierfabrik Palm in Germany

In Q1 2019, the enterprises of Bellesbumprom concern increased the supply of products to China to $12.1 million

Chilean Arauco opened a plant for the production of chipboard in North America

Huhtamaki opened a modern plant for the production of elastic packaging in Egypt

Voith and TSP create a joint venture

HewSaw Sweden installed a sawing line in the factory VIDA Wood in the Swedish Nössemark

DS Smith sells assets for a larger contract

Swedish SCA has a growing demand for biofuels

As SCA’s demand for renewable energy increases, so does the need for wood pellets

Smurfit Kappa and Plastic Soup Foundation join forces to change the future of packaging

In Japan, Mitsubishi Real Estate has built a 10-storey house of CLT-panels

For Q1 2019, the average price of pulpwood in Sweden increased by 15.2 %

Brazilian paper producer Klabin will spend $2.3 billion on business expansion

China: reduction of imports in 2018

Finnish manufacturer Logset will create a subsidiary in Canada

By the autumn of 2019, Columbia Forest Products will stop producing plywood in the United States

Pfeifer Group invests €10 million in the development of the plant in Germany

Uniboard invests $18 million in the modernization of the plant for the production of MDF in Canada

In Austria, the price of pellets fell by 2 %


Russian News:

The State Duma believes that “the new Forest Code is a new forest management model”

FSC Russia took part in the discussion of the new Forest Code of the Russian Federation

Rosleskhoz may be authorized to allot land for investment projects

Rosleskhoz: Perm region to take part in a pilot project on strengthening control over the trade of illegally harvested timber

Exports of unprocessed roundwood in the Irkutsk region are consistently reducing

The Kirov region budget received 100 million rubles from forest auctions in Q1 2019

The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposes to introduce an 80% unprocessed wood export duty starting in 2024

Roslesinforg to define borders of 181 forestry units in 2019

The number of permits for exports of valuable timber species has increased by 30% over the year

Titan Group logging companies have harvested 1087 thousand m3 of wood for the 1st quarter of 2019

ICE Titan LLC and Sawmill 25 CJSC certified according to the requirements of PEFC ST 2002:2013 “Chain of custody of forest based products–requirements»

Kastamonu has increased the production of PEFC certified raw material

Installation of an extra drying chamber Valutec is in progress at site 3 of Sawmill 25 CJSC

Luzales to invest over 5.5 billion rubles in a largescale investment project on added-value wood processing by 2023

An industrial park to be organized on the site of the closed MDF plant in Ugra

In the government of Bashkiria they believe: Kronospan it is necessary to use the Bashkir wood

Runko Group may receive a loan of 300 million rubles at 1% per annum

Tax revenues from the timber industry enterprises of Karelia increased to 3.2 billion rubles in 2018

Segezha Group has invested in intensive forest management 365 million rubles

Investments in the timber industry of the Tyumen region will exceed 10 billion rubles by 2022

Supplies of plywood from a new production line at UPM Chudovo have started

Sveza to invest about 240 million rubles in the renovation of its plant assets in Manturovo in 2019

Since the first MDF board was produced, Pavlovsky DOK has manufactured over 250 m3 of products

A Chinese investor built a veneer plant in the Novosibirsk region

In the Leningrad region they will build a plant for the production of heat-treated and impregnated wood

11 entrepreneurs of Veliky Novgorod signed a charter against unfair competition

The Ministry of Forestry of the Sakhalin region: only 10% of the felling site is in use

In 2018, the Sveza investment company in the fixed assets amounted to more than 14 billion rubles

In 2019, Sveza invests more than 450 million rubles in the development of a plywood mill in Tyumen

Integrated forest management will stimulate the bioenergy sector development in the Komi Republic

Sawmill 25 CJSC Daughter Company invested 135 million rubles to upgrade the biofuel boiler house

A new wood pellet plant to be built in Karelia

Biofuel production in the Kaluga region has reached its design capacity

Wood pellet production to be launched at Pestovsky LPK at the end of 2019

Import of paper and cardboard from Ukraine is prohibited in Russia

Volga Paper Company (Balakhna) began using innovative railcars for raw materials transportation

One of the Pulp Mill Holding GmbH plants obtained Halal Certificate

Volumes of timber harvesting for the enterprises of Karelia to be increased

Selenginsky Pulp and Cardboard Mill to be renamed Greenkraft at the annual meeting of shareholders of the enterprise

The second Mitsubishi line to be installed at Naberezhnochelninsky Cardboard and Paper Mill

ULC Group to build a new pulp and paper mill

The Power of Cardboard project with an investment value of 1.9 billion rubles has been implemented at PCBK Group

After the completion of the modernization of the Podolsk branch of Arkhbum JSC will be able to produce more than 200 million m2 of corrugated products per year

APPM has reduced GHGs emissions by 41,9% compared to 1990 levels

In 2018, Ilim Group JSC allocated more than 23 billion rubles for the modernization and creation of new production facilities

Ilim Group’s revenue increased by 40% in 2018

The new stage of the Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill modernization in 2019 will cost 55 billion rubles

Eastern Trading Company has completed an investment project for the creation of a new woodworking plant in the Khabarovsk region worth 110 million rubles ahead of schedule

The Horizon project of Mondi SLPK has been recognized as a priority investment project in the forest sector

VEB.RF’s partner for the construction of a new pulp and paper mill on the site of Kraslesinvest, its subsidiary, can be selected before June 2019


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