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Global trade in softwood lumber driven up by Chinese huge demand

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record high of 121 million m3 [...]

The global wood pellets demand forecast shows optimistic scenarios

The industrial wood pellet tonnage demand and spot prices are based on optimistic scenarios in which cofiring or full-firing [...]

Ruble’s devaluation has resulted in major cost reductions at Russian sawmills

In contrast with the tough situation the Russian forestry industry faced in 2012-2014, it now has a formidable development [...]

Russian forestry companies more than double profits in 2016

The Russian forest industry reported pre-tax total profit of 173.55 billion rubles ( appr. EUR 2.87 billion) in [...]

Russian softwood lumber exports reach historic peak on booming Chinese demand

During the Q1 of 2017, the global wood markets registered a high demand for softwood lumber. Russian export sales grew [...]

Upward trend in Russian plywood exports

During January-February 2017, the Russian plywood exports rose both in volume and in value terms.     [...]

Russia: Sawn timber exports rise by more than 20%

Russia has increased its exports of sawn timber during January and February 2017.    According to the [...]

Russia: UstyeLes expands plywood production

UstyeLes completed the second phase of investment project at its plywood production mill in the city of Sokol in the [...]

Top 10 Russian sawn softwood exporting companies to China

Russian softwood products exports show strong growth at the beginning of 2017. The decrease of of shipments of sawn wood [...]

The largest OSB production facility in Russia inaugurated; 500.000 m3 to be produced yearly

MLT Ltd officially opened its new OSB production facility “Taleon Arbor” in the city of Torzhok, Tver Region of Russia [...]