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GENERAL INFORMATION

Woodworking industry plays an important role in Rivne region economy (this industry is traditional for the region). In percentage of forest land, Rivne region (36.4%) ranks third place in Ukraine after Zakarpattia (51.4%) and Ivano-Frankivsk (41.0%) regions. Oak, pine and aspen, which is used in matches production, mainly grow in Rivne region (Rivne region match factory is the only in Ukraine).Woodworking industry plays an important role in Rivne region economy (this industry is traditional for the region). In percentage of forest land, Rivne region (36.4%) ranks third place in Ukraine after Zakarpattia (51.4%) and Ivano-Frankivsk (41.0%) regions. Oak, pine and aspen, which is used in matches production, mainly grow in Rivne region (Rivne region match factory is the only in Ukraine).

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Figure 1. Index of woodworking industry production in Rivne region and overall in Ukraine, 2010-2014,%

Since 2010 the woodworking industry production is showing the falling trend. Moreover 2.6% decline took place in 2012 (Fig 1). On the contrary, in 2013 the woodworking industry output was higher in Rivne region than overall in Ukraine. In 2014, while woodworking industry output was going down overall in Ukraine, Rivne region demonstrated 1.2% augmentation.


Share of woodworking industry in industry region output was the highest in 2012 and amounted to 10%. In 2013 it reduced to 8.6% while the absolute value was increasing (Fig. 2).

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*preliminary data

Figure 2. Woodworking industry output in total industrial output of Rivne region in 2010-2014


In 2014, woodworking industry output exceeded the corresponding index for 2013. Its share in total industrial output of Rivne region increased to 8.8%.


Sawn wood, chopped wood, flake boards, wooden bars, friezes and floor covering are the main products of woodworking industry of Rivne region (Table 1).

Table 1

Production of the some products in woodworking industry, 2010-2014

Woodworking industry output

Years

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014*

Wood, sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, of

a thickness more than 6 mm, thsd m3

91,3

88,3

76,1

88,6

82,1

Wood chipboard unwrought, thsd conventional m3

312,7

349,9

320,4

308,7

325,7

Windows, doors, their frames and thresholds,

wooden, thsd m2

7,1

5,5

3,5

2,5

1,6

Bars, laths and friezes for parquet or wood flooring,

shaped, unassembled, of broadleaf wood, thsd m2

127,1

126,2

148,6

137,1

154,4

Plywood, thsd m3

-

105,2

109,5

116,1

120,7

*preliminary data

In 2014 wood production decreased by 7.3%, windows and door production decreased by 24.2%.  Wood chipboard production increased by 8.6%, bars, laths and friezes – by 12.6% and plywood production – by 4.1% instead.


PRODUCT EXPORT AND IMPORT

In January – November 2014, share of woodworking industry products export in Rivne region total product export was 24.3%. This figure is one of the highest among industry branches in the region. It is due to the fact that the great part of industry output is exported.

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*January – November

Figure 3. Export and import of wood and wood products by Rivne region, 2010-2014, US $ million


At the same time the import of wood and wood products was negligible comparatively to export and in January – November 2014 its share of total import products of Rivne region was 1.6%.


For period under review, both export and import of wood and wood products were fluctuating significantly (from 83.8 US $ million in 2010 to 117.1 US $ million in 2013). In January – November 2014, export of woodworking industry output declined by 0.3% as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. At the same time import declined by 36.7%.


ENTERPRISES OF WOODWORKING INDUSTRY

The biggest enterprises of woodworking industry in Rivne region: «Swisspan Limited» LLC, «Kostopil Plywood Plant» LLC, «Klevan Timber Mill «Promin» Public JSC, «Evroshpon - Smyga» Private JSC, «Ukrainian Match Factory» LLC, «Ukrainian wood-processing company» LLC, State Enterprise «Berezne forestry», State Enterprise «Sosonove forestry», State Enterprise «Volodymyrets forestry», «Drevmarket» LLC, State Enterprise «Dubrovytsia forestry», State Enterprise «Vysotsk forestry», State Enterprise «Zarichne forestry», «Wood-processing Company» LLC, «ODEK Ukraine» LLC, State Enterprise «Klevan forestry», «Dubava» LLC, State Enterprise «Rokytne forestry», State Enterprise «Ostky forestry», State Enterprise «Specialized Agro-forestry Company «Rokytne forestry».