December 11, 2014
Russian plywood consumption drops
The Russian wood-based panel company Sveza Group complains that a decline in consumption in the Russian market along with the favourable situation on export markets has led to a redistribution of trade flows. According to a Whatwood.ru report, this unfavourable context has led to a decline of Sveza's domestic sales by 0.3%, in the first half-year. Moreover, there is a growing competition from cheap Chinese plywood made of poplar, which is now selling harder on environmentally sensitive markets of Europe and USA. Russia's main driver for plywood consumption still in ...
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