Tag Archives: Russian exports

Russia introduces mandatory sale of foreign currency earnings by Russian exporters of forest based products

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a decree “On the mandatory sale of revenue in foreign currency received by certain Russian exporters under foreign trade agreements (contracts),” according to a government statement. According to the decree, a specific list of exporters, including 43 groups of companies from various industries such as the fuel and energy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ilim Group completes successful test run of kraft linerboard machine at Ust-Ilimsk mill in Russia

Ilim Group has successfully completed the first water run of the XcelLine kraft linerboard machine (KLB machine) – the key equipment of the company’s new KLB Mill in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia. A start-up of the KLB machine is scheduled for Q2 2023. Individual tests of its main equipment are underway. In December, the KLB Mill facilities were […]

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 […]

Mayr-Melnhof Group sells two packaging sites in Russia

The Mayr-Melnhof Group (MM) has sold its two Packaging sites in Russia, St. Petersburg and Pskov, to the local investor Granelle following approval by the governmental authorities. The selling price amounts to approx. EUR 134 million. In 2021, the plants generated combined sales of approx. EUR 124 million. The transaction is expected to have a […]

Finnish and American paper packaging manufacturers eye acquisition of EU factories of Russian Segezha Group

A number of Finnish and American paper packaging manufacturers are interested in the acquisition of European assets of the Russian timber and paper holding Segezha Group That has been recently confirmed by company’s president Mikhail Shamolin. According to the top manager, several offers have already been received from potential buyers and the holding is considering […]

Segezha Group considers sale of its packaging plants in Europe

Segezha Group is considering selling its European assets or forming joint ventures with a minority stake. According to Lesprom Network, the company has already received three offers from potential buyers, but the decision has not yet been made, explains Mikhail Shamolin, President of Segezha Group. As an alternative, Segezha Group is considering the possibility of […]