In 2014 European Union countries increased Russian plywood import up to 12%. Main reasons were increased plywood demand in Europe in particular in Great Britain and slump in Russian ruble rate. Hardwood plywood import to EU increased to 11%, softwood plywood from China – to 14%.
In 2014 year China increased wood export up to 16%. Within the last year China mainly imported bold timber, paper, paper products, cardboard, wood chips and mainly exported furniture, paper, paper products, cardboard and plywood
Within January-March, 2015 sawn timber production in Ukraine increased to 0.6% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Plywood production decreased to 0.8%. Wood panel production increased to 9.9%, veneer – 9.2%, parquet – 53.6%
In March 2015 wood products export from Norway increased up to 28.3% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Sawn wood products export decreased to 6.2%. Plywood export increased to 8.8%
Within January-February 2015 sawn timber production in Ukraine decreased to 1.6% in comparison with the same period of the previous year: plywood production decreased to 1.3%, wood panel production showed 9% increase, veneer production increased up to 10.8%
Within January 2015 sawn timber production in Russia increased up to 3, 8%. Plywood production increased to 5, 9%. Wooden bed production decreased to 1, 1% in comparison with the same period of the previous year