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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 [...]

Russia processes more wood as ever before

In 2017, the Russian economy came out from a two-year recession. In 2016, the country's GDP fell by [...]

Russian wood pellets exports up by 34%

The Russian Customs Service reports exports of wood pellets from Russia in CY2017, at 1.44 MMT, or more than [...]

Revenue growth of Russia’s largest sawmills up sharply in 2017

    In 2017, the total revenue of the 10 biggest forest products companies in Russia amounted 339 [...]

Russia: Top 10 wood pellet producing companies

Analysts estimate that currently 10 large wood pellet producers manufacture more than 60 percent of total Russian wood pellet production [...]