Russian Group Increases Timber Cut

In the first half year north Russian Sawmill 25 Group increased roundwood cutting at its three sawmill locations by 7 per cent to 558,000 cubic metres, according to EUWID Thursday. Lumber production, in the process of which 168,600 cubic metres, or 10 per cent, more wood chips were produced, was 6 per cent above last year’s level with a volume of 241,000 cubic metres.
Pellet production increased by 43 per cent to 40,000 metric tonnes. For the first time, the production figures include figures of the Archangelsk sawmill LDK 3, which was acquired by the Group at the beginning of the year. Furthermore pellet production increased as a consequence of launching production at the new pellet plant located in Ziglomen in mid-March, said EUWID.