Russia

Strong log demand in China but supply constrained

Softwood log inventory in China has increased as expected over the Chinese New Year period to 4.5 million m3 [...]

Russian log export ban set to heavily impact Chinese timber mills

    Russia has made more than one proposal to ban the export of logs, but for various [...]

Segezha launches first CLT plant in Russia

At the end of February, the Sokol CLT plant was inaugurated in the city of Sokol, Russia. The plant, which [...]

Current trends in Russia’s wood pellet market

     About 3 million tons of wood pellets were produced in Russia in 2020. The output growth [...]

Unstable export log markets to China, price corrections expected

  In a period when price corrections are expected, export log markets to China appear with a degree of [...]

Siempelkamp delivers new particleboard plant to Russia

The Russian wood-based panels manufacturer Uvadrev-Holding placed an order with Siempelkamp for a new particleboard plant.   [...]

Outlook for the global wood pellet markets in 2021

After 2023 there is limited future growth forecast in the industrial wood pellet market. Europe and the UK will have [...]

Russia’s log export ban to have a far-reaching impact on global forest product markets

Russia’s proposed log export ban in 2022 will have a far-reaching impact on global forest product markets.  [...]

Global lumber producers see their profitability go up substantially

Times have been good for lumber producers in 2020, with profitability rising worldwide. Most important lumber producing countries have had [...]

Global furniture consumption is estimated to decrease by -10% in 2020

Covid-19 has severely impacted global furniture trade growth – yet recovery is imminent, reports Milan’s Centre for Industrial Studies [...]