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Booming e-commerce demands optimised wood processing supply chains

Many sectors are in the doldrums due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but for those companies managing to keep their [...]

Russia: ULK Group to start construction of its mega sawmill this month

Russia's largest timber industry complex will be built in the village of Karpogory, Arkhangelsk region. Russia's ULK Group [...]

Segezha Group boosts volume of sawn softwood sales

The volume of sawn-softwood sold by Segezha Group in the first quarter was 9.0 % higher than a year [...]

Abolition of periodic customs declaration to slow down Russia’s wood exports

In June, Russia abolished periodic customs declaration of wood and wood products (TN VED 44). The aim of the change [...]

Russia’s OSB production capacity grows rapidly

Thanks to the continuous recovery of the national economy since the crisis and the launch of new investment projects in [...]

S. America, Europe and New Zealand in fierce competition for log supply to China

Log supply into China has increased, with South America and Europe responsible for most of this increase. European supply during [...]

Rising ocean freight rates having a huge impact on global timber trade

The latest maritime analysis report shows that the World Container Index has increased by 8.8%, or US$151, to [...]

Serious interruption of Chinese plywood supply to Europe

On supply, some interruption was reported out of Indonesia and Malaysia due to the lockdown; some factories reported to have [...]

Russia’s logs and lumber exports fall sharply in Jan.-Apr. 2020

During January-April 2020 Russia’s export of lumber exports reached made 5.7 million tons, down 9.6% year [...]