Russian timber: A growing force in world trade

Fastmarkets Risi Special Studies

Russian Timber

Fresh data and analysis of Russia’s fast-growing forest products sector and its likely global impact over the next decade is now available from Risi. The report, entitled ‘Russian Timber: A Growing Force in World Trade,’ provides forecasts from 2017 (actual) to 2023 and 2028. Detailed projections of future production and exports of 13 key forest products categories are provided.

Lumber: Learn how this once-small sector has been transformed – through government policies and targeted investment – into a major force in global wood-products markets. It includes profiles of 19 key saw-milling companies, and data on woodchip and wood pellet residues.

Wood Panels: Survey of production and trade in veneer, plywood, particleboard (PB), medium density fiberboard (MDF) and oriented strand board (OSB), including profiles of 36 important Russian companies in this sector.

Logs: Review of the historical and current log trade to key Nordic and Asian markets. It includes insight on major Russian regions’ log exports and the largest Russian log exporting companies in 2017, plus details of multiple changes to regional and national log export taxes from 2000-2019.

Pulp and Paper: Data on historical production and exports. Profiles of companies in this still-minor segment of the Russian industry, plus analysis of prospects for expansion.

Russian Timber: the report also gives you a primer on Russia’s vast regional geography, macroeconomic fundamentals, federal forest inventory, and wood production – plus comparison of actual harvests to official annual cut quotas.

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