By 2035, the amount of investment in the forestry complex of the Sverdlovsk region is planned to be


According to the regional concept of industrial and innovative development, the timber processing industry is among the priorities for the region's economy for the next 17 years.

By 2035, the amount of investment in the forestry complex of the Sverdlovsk region is planned to be increased to 8 billion rubles

Forests cover 70% of the total area of ​​the Sverdlovsk Region — 16 million hectares. The region produces lumber, paper, wallpaper, furniture, charcoal, plywood, fuel pellets, chipboards, euro batten, and other products from local wood. Timber processing employs 13 thousand residents of the Urals, the main woodworking enterprises are concentrated in the north of the region.

By 2035, the amount of investments in the timber processing complex is planned to be increased to 8 billion rubles, jobs will be received by 2,000 residents of the Urals.

Now in the Sverdlovsk region, 7 priority investment projects are being implemented in the field of forest development as Perestoronin said — in Serov, Novaya Lyala, Asbest, Verkhnyaya Tura, Krasnoturyinsk, Sosva and the village of Vostochny.

In the near future, it is planned to implement a few more investment projects in the field of forest development — in Verkhnyaya Salda (a plant for the production of OSB boards) and the Alapaevsky district (a plywood mill and a plant for the production of chipboard).


The timber processing industry in the region today is focused on import substitution. First of all, this concerns the production of furniture, paper, packaging, building materials and housing construction. The region is interested in the development of wood chemistry — the production of paints and varnishes, medical cosmetics and resins from tree extracts.

According to the regional ministry of industry and science, the region has sufficient reserves of wood raw materials to increase the volume of forest use and the development of woodworking industries. The estimated cut in the Sverdlovsk region (the maximum annual volume of timber harvesting by felling) is 24.3 million cubic meters today.

To effectively use the forest potential, the government intends to reduce the number of concentrated fellings and to carry out clearcuts along the road networks. Unlike concentrated felling, clearcutting does not destroy the forest, but allows it to be restored naturally or artificially.

Source: Regional newspaper of the Sverdlovsk region

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