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Russian production of wood-based panels falls to level of twelve years ago due to sanctions

In 2022, the production of particleboard and OSB in Russia decreased by 10.5%, to 10.3 million m3, and this of fibreboard and MDF declined by 12.1%, to 649 million m3. Plywood output fell by 28.8% to 3.24 million m3. The reason for the decline in the production of wood-based panels was the closure of the […]

International Paper Reaches Agreement to Sell Ownership Interest in Ilim Joint Venture

International Paper today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its 50% interest in Ilim SA, the holding company for its Ilim joint venture (JV), to its JV partners for US$484 million equity value. The sale is subject to regulatory approvals in Russia. This transaction indicates ~$3.5 billion in total enterprise value […]

Imports of wood chips to European Union fall 55% in November

In November 2022, the imports of wood chips to European Union fell 55% year-on-year to 280 thousand tonnes. the average price for wood chips imported to European Union increased 22% compared to the previous month and amounted to $138 per ton. This is 67% more than a year ago when it was $82. source: Lesprom […]

Exports of lumber from Sweden increase 39% in November

In November 2022, the exports of lumber from Sweden expanded 39% year-on-year to 857.6 thousand m3. the average price for lumber exported from Sweden in November 2022 decreased 8% compared to the previous month and amounted to $247 per m3. This is 39% less than a year ago when it was $407. Source: Lesprom  Network

Exports of plywood from Russia to U.S. decline 90% in November

In November 2022, the exports of plywood from Russia to the U.S. declined 90% year-on-year to 6 thousand m3. the average price for plywood exported from Russia to the U.S. in November 2022 shot 210% compared to the previous month and amounted to $668 per m3. This is 29% less than a year ago when […]

Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz sells its only sawmill in Russia

Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz sold its sawmill MM-Efimovsky in Russia to Aspek-Les, according to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities of Russia. Since December 30, 2022, the owner of 100% of the shares of Mayer-Melnhof Holz Efimovsky LLC has become Aspek-Les LLC, which belongs to Mikhail Pitkevich. MM-Efimovskiy is no longer listed on the Mayr-Melnhof Holz website. The production […]

Russian plywood production falls 38% in November

In January – November, Russia decreased plywood production by 28% y-o-y to 3.0 million m3. According to Rosstat, production of plywood in November fell 38%. Russian companies continue to export plywood to the U.S. despite high duties and low prices. In October, Russian producers exported 52 thousand m3 of plywood to the U.S., which is […]

Russia extends protective duties on rough-sawn lumber for three years

The Government of Russia has extended protective duties on rough-sawn lumber for three years until December 31, 2025, Interfax reported with reference to the Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko. The increased rates apply to the exports of lumber with a moisture content of more than 22%, a thickness and a width of more than 10 cm. Export […]

Largest sawmill company in Northwest of Russia to stop all wood pellet plants

this should not come as a big surprise after our previous report on the condition of russian pellet export , now ULK Group, the largest sawmill company in the Northwest of Russia, will stop all of its pellet production facilities due to lack of sales. The company has already completely stopped the pellet plant in […]

Russia cannot compensate for stop of exporting wood pellets to Europe with deliveries to other markets

Since July, after the start of the EU sanctions, South Korea became the only export destination for Russian producers of wooden pellets. However, the volume of pellets sent to this country cannot compensate for the reduction in supplies to Europe. In November 2022, Russia tripled exports of fuel pellets to South Korea to 65 thousand […]