Statistics on investments in the Russian forest sector

Investments in the Russian forest sector have grown steadily since 2015. There has been growth, especially in the pulp and paper industry, where ruble-denominated investments have grown annually by about 30 percent from the previous year. The largest investor has been the Ilim Group, which completed the modernization projects of the Bratsk paperboard mill and the Ust-Ilimsk pulp mill in 2019. In 2019, EUR 1.5 billion was invested in the …

A giant sawmill planned in Arkhangelsk region

ULK is planning to build a large sawmill in Arkhangelsk region in Karpogory village (picture). The Pinega Forest Industry Complex (Pinezhski LPK) is scheduled for completion in 2023 and would have annual production capacity of one million cubic meters of sawnwood. In addition, 600,000 tons of pellet production is planned. The decision to build the sawmill was made in 2019. Preparations for the site are currently underway and agreements have …

Development of Russian forest sector in the first quarter 2020

In January-March 2020, Russian roundwood production remained at the previous year’s level, while in Northwest Russia it decreased by four per cent. Roundwood exports decreased by almost a quarter compared to the previous year, with the largest decline to China (-34%). In addition to the corona epidemic, roundwood export was affected by the stricter phytosanitary requirements imposed by China. During the first quarter, sawnwood production grew by more than ten …

The Government does not support the Sveza’s pulp mill plan

The Russian Government does not support Sveza’s plan to build a new pulp mill in the Vologda region. The State Duma deputy from Yaroslavl region expressed her concern about the state of the environment to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin during his visit to Yaroslavl region. According to Mishustin, the Rybinski Reservoir cannot withstand the additional load caused by the pulp mill. The mill would worsen the state of the environment …

Statistical review – Wood production in 2019

The statistical review provides information on the development of fellings and roundwood production during 2009-2019. It covers 11 selected regions in the Central and Northwestern Federal Districts. Contents: Basic information about forest resources and fellings by regions: growing stock, annual increment, annual allowable cut and fellings in 2018. Development of fellings 2009-2019 by regions. Production of timber assortments in 2018 and 2019 in the Central and Northwestern Federal Districts. Roundwood …

Russian forest industry in 2019

Russian industrial output grew by two per cent in 2019 compared with the previous year. The production index of the wood products industry grew by five per cent and the chemical forest industry by three per cent. Export volumes were on the rise in the wood products industry in particular. According to the national statistics, Russia produced 30 million cubic meters of sawnwood in 2019, of which coniferous sawnwood accounted …

Segezha Group acquired Finnish sawmill in Kostamuksha

The Segezha Group has acquired Karelian Wood Company, a sawmill owned by Pin Arctic Oy in Kostomuksha in the Republic of Karelia. The annual production capacity of the sawmill is 250,000 cubic meters of sawnwood. Annual allowable cut in the leased forests is 200,000 cubic meters. The acquisition will increase the efficiency of wood procurement at the Karelian plants of Segezha Group. It will also improve the availability of raw …

Far Eastern industry requests reduction of wood export duties

The forest industry in the Far East is in deep crisis and major companies are going bankrupt or close to it, says regional forest industry association Dalexportles in a petition to the president’s administration. The association’s members cover half of the wood harvesting in the Far Eastern Federal District and 80 percent of the wood processing. According to Dalexportles, the industry will retain a quarter of its current capacity, personnel …

Vologda region strives to process 100% of harvested wood

Vologda region is expected to process 100 percent of the harvested wood by 2024, says governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov. Only processed and high-quality products will be placed on the market in the future. The forest industry in the Vologda region is developing and new wood processing plants are being opened every year. 2018 was a record year, with 17.7 million cubic meters of wood harvested, of which 75 percent was processed. …

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