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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...

Plywood is growing cheaper rapidly in the Russian market

20 December 2021 ` 16:51  
According to a monthly price review by WhatWood Agency, retail prices for the most popular thicknesses — 8 and 10 mm (interior grade plywood, 1525х1525, Grade 4) in the Volga region dropped by 19% and 16% respectively in...

Sawn softwood market in Russia 05-2021: prices continue to grow worldwide, but it seems that the preconditions for maintaining the previous growth rates have been exhausted

14 June 2021 ` 16:39  
In May 2021, all world sawn timber markets were still experiencing a strong imbalance with a significant excess of the demand over the supply and low stocks. This was mainly conditioned by the stimulating measures to support the...

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

13 September 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...

Projected construction of a timber industry complex on the Sakhalin island, Russia, will have the capacity to process over 1.2 million m³ of raw material per year

11 December 2020 ` 18:48  
The ECC (Eurasian Communication Centre) along with WhatWood consultant agency had been tasked by the government of the Sakhalin region to conduct a study of the timber industry’s possible development directions within the Sakhalin area. This article presents...

Russia is steadily increasing its saw timber

24 November 2020 ` 17:24  
After dramatic production decline in the period 1992-2002 Russia is steadily increasing its saw timber. It is worth noting once again that the collection of statistical information by Federal State Statistics Service does not cover medium, small and...

WhatWood Agency has completed an update to its annual survey Russian Particleboard Market in 2019-2020

30 October 2020 ` 14:53  
The players of the domestic PB market in 2019 faced the somewhat sluggish demand for products in the domestic market. Money income of the population did not help to support the demand for furniture. For four years, starting...