In 2016, Russian wood-based boards production seems to have taken an upward turn. In January-September 2016, Russian enterprises increased production of plywood, particle boards and fiberboards. Such a conclusion can be made based on the latest statistics provided by the Russian official statistics service Rosstat.
Thus, in January-September 2016, plywood production volume reached 2.8 million m3, that is 2.3% more than during the respective period of 2015. Moreover, the September plywood production figures are 1.7% higher than in September 2015, and 4.7% higher that in August 2016.
The particle board (this commodity group includes wood chip based boards, other similar wooden boards and boards made of other lignified materials) production volume went up y-o-y as well. In the first nine months of 2016 Russian sites manufactured 5.3 million m3 of particle boards, that is 1% more that in the respective period of the last year.
In January-September 2016, the fiber board (this commodity group includes fiber boards made of wood or other lignified materials) production volume grew by 4.4% over January-September 2015 and went up to 396 million m2.