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Russ Taylor: In 2024, it will definitely be a buyer’s market in China

21 February 2024 ` 19:47  
Although Russia’s share of international sawn timber trade does not exceed 16%, Russian products remain an important part of the global market, despite isolated European markets. For Russian sawmills, the focus of international trade is now on the...

Particleboard producers are trying to load their laminating facilities as much as possible

18 January 2024 ` 23:24  
As of late December 2023, WhatWood estimates the 2023 particleboard output in Russia (including laminated particleboard) at 7.7 million m³ (+15 YoY). The annual utilization of production facilities was 86% (not counting non-operational facilities) compared to 74% in...

Rates of timber harvest decline relative to 2022 are decelerating

15 January 2024 ` 21:14  
After 9 months of 2023, the difference was -6% (-5% for softwood and -7% for hardwood harvesting), but after 10 months of 2023, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) has recorded a difference of -4% (-4% for softwood...

Russian Forest Industry Review in 2022-2023: a quarterly analytical review

13 April 2023 ` 12:38  
Analysts from the WhatWood agency prepared the quarterly analytical Russian Forest Industry Review in 2022-2023. This is a completely new product that includes a detailed analysis of the condition of Russian timber industry segments and its key trends....

WhatWood announces he publication of the quarterly analytical review “Russian Forest Industry Review in 2022–2023”

17 February 2023 ` 19:41  
The quarterly analytical review features a detailed analysis of the state of timber industry segments and key trends; it tracks the changes of the industry’s key performance indicators (output, consumption, import, export, and price trends by regions and...

Top 100 Russian timber industry companies in 2021

15 December 2022 ` 18:38  
WhatWood Analytics Agency prepared the next rating of TOP 100 Russian timber industry companies in 2021. The timber industry’s contribution to the Russian economy is growing, particularly due to commissioning new venues and increasing output volumes. For instance,...

Roslesinforg: timber harvesting in Russia decreased by 12.7% in 10 months of 2022

15 December 2022 ` 16:54  
According to Roslesinforg, in January-October 2022, the total volume of Russian timber harvesting decreased by 12.7% YoY to 149.1 million m³. Volumes decreased the most in the regions of the North-Western and Siberian Federal Districts — by about...

Fewer countries are importing Russian particleboard

1 December 2022 ` 13:28  
According to WhatWood estimates, the particleboard export over 8 months of 2022 was about 1.1 million m³, which is 11% less than in the same period of 2021. The number of countries importing particleboard made in Russia reduces...

“Wood-Based Panels Market in Russia” 05-2022: negative export developments continue

29 June 2022 ` 19:36  
In May, the producers’ position was exacerbated by the higher exchange rate of the national currency, in addition to the previous problems with logistics and closure of export markets. Re-orienting to the domestic market while maintaining the current...

Stora Enso divests its sawmills and forest operations in Russia

26 April 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”

25 April 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...

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

20 April 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...