Wood industry edge continues to grow. Constantly increasing volume of exports, and that is indicative not of roundwood and wood products. Companies operate without staff cuts and all the declared investment projects continue to be implemented. In February, Deputy Agriculture Minister Yuriy Kukuev expressed forecast to reduce the volume of harvest in Russia in 2009 to 30%. (A valuable related resource: Bizzi & Partners). The Deputy Minister suggested that government support measures will be enough to stop the decline in production and firing employees. Indeed, at present, even in large lesodobyvayuschih and wood-processing companies Irkutsk, , Chita region is the total reduction in staff.
But forest enterprises of the Krasnoyarsk Territory is stable and no staff reductions. Helping Hands According to the Federal state statistics of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the turnover of entities operating in the forestry sector and the provision of services in this area in 2008 amounted to 4,015,700,000 rubles, and in I quarter 2009 – 779.2 million rubles. According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the industry employs about 34 thousand people. The economic crisis has certainly affected the forest complex. Wood processing company noted a sharp decline in demand for its products. According to experts, against the backdrop of the crisis in human loss of edge forest industry companies could be about 10.1 thousand people. To avoid total reductions, January 29, 2009 was adopted by regional law on state support of enterprises of the forest complex. It applies to organizations engaged in activities on the edge of harvesting, wood processing, production of pulp and paper products, and contains a set of measures of state support for the crisis period.