International trade furniture fair “IMM Cologne” will be held between the 16th and 22nd of January 2017 in Cologne, Germany. The new event will bring together furniture industry, finished wood products (chipboard, plywood, hardboard, etc.), raw materials, auxiliary materials and accessories, furnishings and also foreign producers and importers


Within January-October, 2016 timber production in Ukraine increased to 11.8% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Plywood production decreased to 6.7%, wood panel production increased by 0.2%, veneer production increased to 27.7%. Parquet production increased to 25.4%, wooden window and door production decreased to 17.5%


Within January-August, 2016 “Bellesbumprom” (Belarus) increased sales of chipboard and hardboard on domestic market. Hardboard selling showed 23% increase in comparison with the same period of the previous year, chipboard – 7.2%, plywood – 22%


Within January-September, 2016 “Bellesbumprom” (Belarus) increased export of wooden products from Belarus to Turkey by 32%. The most significant growth rate showed hardboards and paper. For the most part Turkish customers acquire plywood, wood-based panels, newsprint, converted timber, firewood, wood chips and wallpaper


After entering The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Canada will be able to export all products of timber processing complex without duties and quota. At the present in EU import duties for timber products produced in Canada vary from 2% to 10%.  Import duty for plywood, for example, is 7-10%, for hardboard and OSB– 7%


Within January-September, 2016 saw timber production in Russia increased by 4.5% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Plywood production increased to 4.4%


International Fair WOODTECH EXPO India will be held within 22-24.08.2017 in Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India. It is the largest trade show of woodworking machinery, furniture, tools, timber products, panels and plywood, raw materials, flooring, veneer, particle boards, doors and windows, etc. WOODTECH EXPO will become a platform for participants and visitors of woodworking industry where demands and supply meet together


Sales markets and innovations in wood boards and plywood packing will be presented at the conference in Moscow on the 26-th of October. This year the main topics will be moved from production technology to economics, sales and packing. Export markets, new ranges of plywood and boards applications will also be discussed



The perspectives of wood boards and plywood production in Russia will be discussed on the 28th September in St. Petersburg
The following questions are in agenda:
- wood boards and plywood markets;
- market perspectives analysis of different boards and plywood products in Russia and abroad;
- new projects in boards and plywood industry;


Saw timber production in Ukraine during first eight months of 2016 has been increased by 12.1% to 1.123 million m3. For the same period plywood production has been reduced by 7.7% to 114000 m3, wood boards production has been reduced by 3.1% to 842000 m3. Veneer production has been increased by 28% to 43.9 million m2