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Russia plans to ban timber exports

    The Russian State Duma was submitted a law-in-draft on a long-term moratorium on [...]

Worldwide lumber trade starts to drop

    In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total [...]

Global sawlog prices keep on rising in 2018

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

Global demand for fibreboard expected to grow in the next 10 years

The progress experienced in the setup of urban infrastructures has significantly promoted the demand for fibreboard. This trend is not [...]

Russian softwood lumber exports to China have doubled in the past four years

    Russia’s softwood lumber production and exports have risen dramatically in recent years. Russian softwood lumber [...]

IKEA and UPM to grow wood sourcing in Russia

On 25 February 2019, Hasslacherles, UPM Chudovo, IKEA Industry Novgorod and the Administration of the Novgorod region have signed a [...]

Russia to virtually stop export of logs starting 2021

Export duties on three species (larch, spruce and fir) in Far East Russia has been raised by 15 points to [...]
February 22, 2019 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Russia

Russian forestry sector production announces growth for 2018

    The Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) published the first final data on the volumes of timber [...]

Lumber exports from Russia kept on rising during 2018

In 2018, the Russian lumber exports went up in value and volume terms. During the mentioned period, the country exported [...]

ISO published new standard for chain of custody of wood products

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) has published a new, voluntary standard for chain of custody (CoC) of wood and [...]