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Within January-September, 2018 chipboard production in Ukraine increased by 5.1% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Plywood production increased by 1.7%, sawn timber production showed 19.2% increase.

IKEA retail volume in 2018 increased by 4.7% in comparison with the same year. China was the most fast-growing market. In 2018 year the first retail shop was opened in India. On the whole, IKEA has 367 shops in 30 countries all over the world

In 2017 plywood consumption in European Union increased by 3.4% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. 30% of plywood were used in furniture production, 39% - in construction area, 13% - in transport, 8% - in packaging industry.

In 2017 year around 3 thousand plywood mills in China were closed. More than 600 hardboard production lines and more than 900 chipboard production lines were removed

Within January-September, 2018 plywood production volume in Russia increased by 3.5% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Hardboard production increased by 6.3%

Within January-August, 2018 chipboard production in Ukraine increased by 7.2% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Plywood production increased by 2.2%, veneer production showed decrease to 3.7%. Wooden windows production increased by 1.9%, wooden doors – by 7%

 

Plywood import in Japan in June, 2018 increased by 14% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. However, in comparison with May import volumes decreased by 12%, mostly because of Malaysian plywood reduction

Russian plywood import in the USA within January-June, 2018 increased by 7% in comparison with the same period of the previous year. Also significantly increased plywood import from Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia

Within January-July, 2018 Belarusian woodworking enterprises produced 613 thousand m3 of sawn timber, 1.586 million m3 of chipboards, 167 thousand m3 of plywood. Wooden products were exported to 57 countries

Within January-July, 2018 sawn timber production in Belarus amounted to 613 thousand m3, plywood – to 167 thousand m3, chipboard – to 1.586 million m3