Analysts estimate that currently 10 large wood pellet producers manufacture more than 60 percent of total Russian wood pellet production about 60 percent of total production of wood pellets in Russia. In 2018, the North Western Federal District and Siberian Federal District accounted for almost 70 percent of total production of wood pellets in Russia. The provinces located in these federal districts are situated in proximity to the borders of EU and Asian markets.
The top-10 producers of wood pellets in Russia in 2018 include:
1. “SP Arkaim Ltd.” in Khabarovsk province. The facility was built in 2009 to utilize wood waste from sawn timber and laminated panel production facilities in the area. Total annual capacity is reported at 130,000 MT. The company is export-oriented to China and South Korea.
2. JSC “Lesozavod-25 (part of the State Corporation “Titan”) located in