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WWF criticizes FSC: No positive environmental effects in northwestern Russia

The seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is considered by environmental organizations to be the most demanding international certificate [...]

Recent trends in Russia’s birch plywood market

Global plywood production has reached a level of about 160 million m3 in the recent years. China accounts for over [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber reaches the second highest level on record

Global trade of softwood lumber reached 120 million m3 in 2018, the second highest level on record. The uptick in [...]

Russian sawmilling industry- Factors influencing investments and business outlook

The Russian sawmilling industry is characterized by fragmentation, a division between large export-oriented companies and smaller companies relying on [...]

Rising opportunities for Russian wood pellets in Asia

Wood pellet production in Russia has been steadily increasing in the past years. The North-West Region accounts for most [...]

Current dynamics and challenges of the Russian wood industry

The Russian wood product industry is one of the world’s most dynamic ones thanks to its increasing domestic processing [...]

Current trends in the Russian wood-based panel market

Russian wood-based panels consumption raised to historic records of 12.9 million m3 (12% year-on-year increase) during [...]

Kronospan plans a new plant in Russia’s Far East

Kronospan plans to produce wood boards on the the territory of advanced development of Primorye, located in Far East Russia [...]

China: Railway deliveries expected to sharply reduce timber imports through ports

How will the competition between railway transported timber and port timber affect the market structure in China? Some market participants [...]