March 23, 2016
Import substitution changes the Russian OSB market
The Russian OSB market changed a lot during the second half of 2014-2015, as WhatWood agency reported in March 2016. Starting with the DOK Kalevala and Kronospan-Egoryevsk mills, which increased their capacities, also Kronospan-Mogilev mill started to receive material from Belarus. According to WhatWood, once the ruble exchange rates fell, this ended the import possibility from far-abroad countries. The Russian imports of OSB during 2015 declined fivefold, to 107,000 m3, bringing down the import prices too. For example, the average price of deliveries from Romania fell from a maximum of $350 ...
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