A Paradise Lost?

A Comprehensive Review of the Russian Forest and Forest Industry Sectors - Past, Present and Future

Runar Gareyev - Sergey Sheveiko- Samuel Hale, Jr.
DANA Publishing

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Statistics How reliable are Russian forestry statistics?
Introduction Russia in a global, economic, social and an international benchmark performance context (country risk, economic performance and freedom , country corruption).
Forests Resources (Total, North West, West and East Siberia, Far East), by volume species, growth rates, inventory, changing Allowable Cut data (including new projections).
Environment Environmental problems. The 1997 Forest Code, and its implications. How does environmental performance compare with the United States?
Harvests Historic, current, future harvest projections, by region.
Log Exports Volumes and prices, costs (including the impact of "extra costs"). Projected exports to Europe and Asia. Is Russia a future threat to European and Asian suppliers?
Woodchips Details of Russian exports to Japan by company/port. Why have exports languished?
Sawmilling Industry production and export trends. Largest 40 sawmilling companies.
Panel Products Recent production history. MDF plant locations/capacities. Projections to 2005.
Pulp and Paper Details of 89 mills. Production trends, 1980-1996, projections to 2005. 1997 P&P Report.
Investment Climate "Russian business has been dominated by ‘robber capitalism’ since the fall of the Soviet Union" (George Soros). How bad is it? Will it improve? How? Details of investment climate, regulations, funding, joint venture projects, case studies.
Forests Resources (Total, North West, West and East Siberia, Far East), by volume species, growth rates, inventory, changing Allowable Cut data (including new projections).

    Table of Contents
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    Chapter 1 Introduction

    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Geography
    1.3 Climate
    1.4 Macro-economics
    1.5 Benchmarks

    Chapter 2 Forest Resources

    2.1 Forest Land
    2.2 Forest Resources
    2.3 Species
    2.4 Forest Protection
    2.5 Fiber Supply

    Chapter 3 Forest Industry

    3.1 Wood Production
    3.2 Geographical Spread
    3.3 Forest Industry Outline
    3.4 Organization
    3.5 Federal Regulations/Structure
    3.6 Industry Location/Capacity
    3.7 Timber Production
    3.8 Furniture Production
    3.9 Markets And Prices
    3.10 Forest Roads/Transportation
    3.11 Foreign Trade

    Chapter 4 Export Trade

    4.1 Future Challenges
    4.2 Timber Purchasing
    4.3 Institutional Problems in Trade
    4.4 Technical/Infrastructure Problems
    4.5 Export Data
    4.6 Exports to Finland
    4.7 General Situation/Trends
    4.8 Furniture Market
    4.9 Russian-Japanese Trade
    4.10 Use of Lumber in Japan
    4.11 Conclusion and Outlook

    Chapter 5 Wood-based Panels

    5.1 Plywood
    5.2 Particleboard
    5.3 MDF Plants/Capacity
    5.4 Price Trends

    Chapter 6 Pulp and Paper

    6.1 Trends, 1980-96
    6.2 Foreign Investment
    6.3 Consumption
    6.4 Market Highlights/Prospects
    6.5 Competitive Analysis
    6.6 Domestic Production
    6.7 Imports
    6.8 Market Access
    6.9 Import Climate
    6.10 Business Practices
    6.11 Financing

    Chapter 7 Business Climate

    7.1 International Investment
    7.2 Business/Investment Climate
    7.3 Politics and Economics
    7.4 Evolution of Commercial, Legal and Accounting Framework
    7.5 Tax Policy and Structure
    7.6 Policies and Attitudes
    7.7 Federal/Regional Governments
    7.8 Foreign Exchange

    Chapter 8 Foreign Investment

    8.1 Patterns of Foreign Direct Investment
    8.2 International Sources of Capital
    8.3 Private Financial Institutions
    8.4 Multilateral Lending Organizations
    8.5 Bilateral Lending Organizations
    8.6 Political Risk Insurance

    Chapter 9 Russian Capital and Expertise

    9.1 Russian Financial Sector/Investors
    9.2 Financial Intermediaries
    9.3 Countertrade

    Chapter 10 Investment Opportunities and Experience

    10.1 Forestry
    10.2 Pulp and Paper
    10.3 Lumber and Engineered Products
    10.4 Attitudes and Customs
    10.5 Domestic Competitors
Chapter 11 Sustainable Forestry
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Problems of Sustainable Forestry
11.3 Environmental Regulations
11.4 Comparison of US and Russian Environmental Compliances

Chapter 12 European Region of Russia

12.1 European Region Forest Resources
12.2 Northwest Russia Forest resources
12.3 Land Ownership Structure
12.4 Wood Harvesting in the Northwest
12.5 Wood Supply and the Forest Industry
12.6 NW Forest Industry Sector
12.7 Employment and Social Infrastructure
12.8 Overview - Republic of Karelia
12.9 Overview - Archangel Oblast
12.10 Exports and Prices/Levies
12.11 Exports from the Republic of Karelia
12.12 Investments and JV’s

Chapter 13 Western and Eastern Siberia

13.1 Forest Resources
13.2 Forest Sector Overview

Chapter 14 Russian Far East

14.1 Forest Resources
14.2 Regional Forest Sector Overview
14.3 Timber Distribution
14.4 Export Activity
14.5 Industry Analysis
14.6 Joint Venture/Investment Projects
14.7 Future Outlook and Conclusion

Chapter 15 Conclusions


Sources of Information
Forest Code
Scandinavian Wood Import Statistics
Japan Wood Import Statistics
Japan Log Price Trends
Pulp and Paper Mills
Major Sawmilling companies
1996 Timber Industry Survey
Timber Company Stock Market Survey
.. And More