The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (Minpromtorg) has proposed to introduce a temporary ban on the particleboard exports from July 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
The corresponding draft government decree was published on the Federal Portal of Draft Normative Legal Acts.
The explanatory notes on the Russia’s particleboard production decreased by 1.5%, while exports increased by 16.2% in 2020. At the same time, in the second half of last year, there was a significant increase in particleboard demand from furniture manufacturers.
Unlike flexible furniture production, the board industry is represented by large mills that could not quickly increase production volumes.