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UPM completes plywood expansion in Russia

The expansion of UPM Chudovo plywood mill, started in the autumn of 2017, was inaugurated. The expansion has increased the [...]

Trends in global pellet prices and trade

The global wood pellets market revenue amounted to $5,359.9B in 2018, rising by 6.8% against the previous [...]

Falling sawlog prices across the world

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year [...]

Ban on Russian timber exports to China would be inappropriate, says Minister of Industry and Trade

A complete ban on the sale of Russian timber exports to China looks inappropriate, since illegal logging is an internal [...]

Wood starts to gradually replace concrete, as wooden skycrapers spread across the world

For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world’s tallest buildings with concrete and steel. Now [...]

German exports of logs to China more than double this year

In the January-May period, log imports to China from Russia declined 26.2 percent year-over-year to 3 [...]

Timber exports to China: Russia and New Zealand at ”war”

Russia is currently China's largest timber source. In 2018, Russian exports to China reached 15.65 million cubic meters [...]

Russia could ban timber exports to China

Russia could ban timber exports to China unless Beijing takes action to help mitigate the effects of illegal logging, a [...]

Main Russian wood pellet suppliers and foreign buyers in H1/2019

Exports of wood pellets from Russia are growing at the highest rate in recent years. In H1/2019, exports grew [...]

Russia might cease birch logs export quota

Recently, the Russian Federal Government's Committee on Foreign Trade and Tariff Policy Protection Measures has submitted a proposal to [...]