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A.Celli starts up its tissue line at Kochavinska Paper Factory in Ukraine during war

Despite the extremely difficult situation created by the ongoing conflict, A.Celli and Kochavinska Paper Factory teams managed to start up the new iDEAL® tissue line provided for the plant located in the Lviv region. A.Celli and Kochavinska Paper Factory show the result of their joined forces: the first tissue paper roll produced with the new […]

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 […]

Ukraine increases 22% exports of lumber to European Union in October

In October 2022, Ukraine’s exports of lumber to the European Union grew 22% year-on-year to 108 thousand m3, according to Lesprom . Average price of lumber decreased 11% at $318 per m3 compared to September, it was 20% lower than a year ago. Since August, Ukraine has replaced Russia as the main lumber supplier to the […]

EU ready to reduce its dependence on Russia in its paper sector in 2023

Sanctions on the import of birch and other wood raw materials from Russia led to an increase in the price of paper in the majority of EU countries, however, at present, the such negative effect is being reduced to a minimum, according to recent statements, made by some leading EU analysts in the field of […]

Latvia became another EU state, which faces with sharp increase of paper prices

Latvia has become another country of the EU, which has faced with a significant increase of paper prices this year. According to some local media reports, prices for toilet paper rose from 30 euro cents to 60 per roll this year, while the growth of prices is ongoing. One of the major reasons for this […]

Stora Enso divests its sawmills and forest operations in Russia

Stora Enso has entered into an agreement to divest its two sawmills in Russia. The Company’s Nebolchi and Impilahti sawmills will be divested to local management. In addition, the divestment includes Stora Enso’s Russian forest operation which through its harvesting supplies wood to the sawmills.   Stora Enso’s assessment is that due to the uncertainties […]