Wood products in Ukraine
The global demand for natural wood products and timber products is growing. This is due to the huge benefits of wood and its appearance. Also, the popularity of wooden products was influenced by the trends that came to us from the West, since the number of citizens concerned about the environmental situation is growing not only in the world, but also in Ukraine.
Forestry sector of Ukraine
The forestry sector is an economic sector responsible for the protection, reproduction and use of forest resources for the production of non-industrial and industrial products, as well as environmental and social control.
The forestry sector of Ukraine includes the following industries: forestry, woodworking, furniture, board, construction, pulp and paper, bioenergy. This sector of the economy is characterized by a wide variety of products, including the production and processing of natural wood into pulp, paper, wood paneling, laminated floors, lumber, charcoal, furniture, and biofuels.
The foundation of the forestry industry in Ukraine was from the 18th to the 19th century. In the period from the 50s to the 90s of the 20th century, an active modernization of technical equipment and automation of production began to develop, as a result, this led to an increase in the volume of manufactured products from wood.
Ukraine ranks 6th in Europe in terms of timber reserves - 2,197 million cubic meters, also 10th place among European countries in terms of total forest area - 9.7 million hectares. Ukraine is pursuing a policy of increasing the forest area by planting new trees, and also restricting the areas and volumes of deforestation. In 2005, the government introduced certificates of origin of timber and lumber to control export products, such certificates certify the legality of purchased timber products.
According to the data for 2018, from 19 to 20 million cubic meters of timber is harvested in Ukraine annually. At the same time, there is still a moratorium on the export of raw timber and lumber. That is why semi-finished raw materials (for example, dry lumber) and finished wood products are exported. During the period from 2020 to 2021, the export of sawn timber increased by 32.2%, wooden frames for paintings, mirrors and photos by 30.57%, boxes and packing baskets by 56.6%, tools by 27.97%.
The volume of timber harvesting and consumption in 2020
In 2020, 15 204,6 thousand cubic meters of timber were harvested, which is 2% less than in 2019. At the final felling, that is, the felling of mature wood, according to the principles of rational consumption, 6 270,5 thousand cubic meters were harvested, this is 92% of the logging fund in 2020.
The total amount of marketable timber sold in 2020 amounted to 11,1 billion hryvnia in total 12 936,8 thousand cubic meters.
2025 thousand cubic meters of wood was sent for processing to woodworking industries. As a result of processing, the total amount of products manufactured was 2,8 billion UAH. This indicator is lower than the indicator of 2019, since in 2019, processed products were produced by 14 million UAH more.
2020 had difficult climatic conditions, including fires that caused losses of 19.1 billion UAH.
Compared to 2019, the volume of illegal deforestation has actually decreased by half. In 2020, 4,3 thousand illegal logging was counted, in the amount of 54,3 thousand cubic meters, the total amount of damage amounted to 444,1 million UAH.
The most popular wood products and their production volume
Wood products that are produced in Ukraine in the largest volumes are:
– Cardboard and paper products, about 44% of all wood products.
– Wood boards, plywood, veneer, wood panels, approximately 19% of the total amount of wood products.
It is also important to note the active growth in the production of furniture products, which began in 2016. This is due to the fact that the demand for the purchase of furniture has grown, as well as the export volume has increased. Our country was ranked 41st in the world for the export of furniture abroad in 2019. The volume of furniture trade on the Internet is growing, in this way it increased from 2016 to 2020 annually by an average of 23%. According to experts, this figure will increase 1,7 times over the next 3 years (from 2021 to 2024).
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