World Market for Forest and Lumber: Trends and Forecasts
How one of the most important industries in Russia and the world is developing. What does the lumber and timber market expect?
Sawn timber is one of the most popular products manufactured in Russia. It is more oriented to export - 71% goes abroad. The main consumer of Russian sawn timber is China, which accounts for about 61% of the total volume.
Today, there are more than 10,000 timber producers in Russia, most of them small private enterprises. The income from timber production in our country is much lower than in foreign countries. But in spite of it, Russia occupies leading positions among suppliers.
Amendments to the Forest Code of 2008 had a positive impact on the development of the industry - the procedure for obtaining the forest lease was significantly simplified and auctions were actively conducted. The changes are aimed at increasing market volumes, optimizing the process of timber production and processing.