Sawmills in Russia have a clear log cost and labour price advantage but both of these are eroding fast. Labour productivity in particular offers opportunities for improvement. Decisions about site selection and correct mill size are crucial. Product and service development opportunities also exist at a time when supply structures of key global sawnwood markets are expected to change significantly.
Please read the full article on the competitive advantages of the Russian sawmilling business in the Russian Forestry Review Nr 5 (2013) . Russian Forestry Review is the collected volume of analytical information about the Russian forest industry. It is the project of the editorial board of LesPromInform magazine (St.Petersburg, Russia). See more information about RFR#5 here.