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Value of Russian softwood lumber exports rises sharply

Russian softwood lumber exports increased sharply in the first eight months of the year, both in value and in volume [...]

Demand from China pushes up Russia’s exports of softwood lumber

Increased exports of softwood lumber from Russia to China the past decade have resulted in higher timber harvests in Eastern [...]

Russia: Birch logs export restriction to help domestic plywood industry

On July 17, 2018, the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, signed Resolution No. 836 “On [...]

Global sawlog prices on a downward trend; lumber trade rising

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 1.4% in the 2Q/18. This was the first q-o-q [...]

Japan targets Russia wooden houses market

Iida, a Japanese wooden house construction company, is targeting the Russian market. Setting it sight on Kazan, one of Russia [...]

Boom in Russian lumber exports this year

In January-July 2018, Russia increased its lumber exports, both in value and in volume terms. Thus, the country exported [...]

Russian-Japanese joint project to build huge wood pellet facilities in Russia’s Far East

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Russia, the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF, launched by [...]

RFP Group to build a new sawmill and wood pellet plant in Russia’s Far East

The Russian timber industry holding RFP Group will build a wood processing plant in Yakutia (Russia's Far East) with [...]

Russia to limit birch veneer logs exports from 2019

On July 17, 2018, Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, signed Regulation no. 836 "On Introduction of [...]