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Global sawmill sector’s shrinking profit margins in late 2018

Softwood lumber prices have generally fallen faster than the costs for sawlogs throughout the world in late 2018, resulting in [...]

Vostok-Resurs in Russia plans to start 250,000 m3/year sawmill this autumn

Heinola is building a full-profiling sawline for Vostok Resurs in Russia.    The sawline is part [...]

Russia: OSB production capacity is seeing rapid growth

    Russian OSB production is steadily growing, thanks to the ongoing recovery of the country’s national [...]

Boom in Russian softwood lumber train deliveries to China supported by the Belt & Road Initiative

According to trade data sourced from China Customs, China imported 36.8 million cubic metres of lumber in 2018, a [...]

UPM’s plywood production expansion in Russia on schedule

The UPM Chudovo plywood mill expansion investment, which started in late 2017, is proceeding on schedule to the production trial [...]

Higher worldwide costs for wood chips and pulplogs

Wood fiber costs ranged between 45% and 70% of the cash costs for the production of pulp around the world [...]

Russia: Lumber exports equalize exports of logs

  In 2018, Russia continued to reduce the exports of logs and increase the exports of lumber. The export [...]

IKEA tests furniture rental in 30 markets

IKEA will expand tests to allow customers to rent desks and sofas rather than buy them as it shifts away [...]

Raute receives major order from Russian plywood company

Raute Corporation has received orders worth over EUR 12 million from CJSC Plyterra of Russia.    The [...]

Analysis of the Russian wood pellet market

        In 2018, exports of wood pellets from Russia reached 1.5 million [...]