Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 25/2017


  • Bark-beetle disaster looming in some regions of Sweden
  • Log prices in Norway still higher than last year’s level
  • Price of 2x4 down by 14.5% in USA since middle of April
  • Softwood timber prices still increasing in North Africa
  • 40% increase registered in Finnish exports to Asia
  • Belarus: Softwood lumber imports grew by 55%
  • Finland: Roundwood felling in April down 5% on last year
  • Russian softwood timber exports up by 14%
  • Central European large-scale planing works calling forward Siberian larch without delay
  • Bark-beetle situation worsens in southern Germany
  • Slower rate of growth in timber prices in Germany

Wood products

  • Trading prices for A1 pellets decline further

Wood-based panels

  • Brazil: Elliotis pine plywood exports spiralling higher
  • Elliotis pine plywood prices have hardly altered since the EU quota was filled
  • China: Still little movement in plywood prices
  • Importers order cautiously from Southeast Asia
  • German hardwood-plywood imports down by 2%


  • People


  • Hasslacher’s gluelam capacity to more than double upon completion of Nordlam takeover
  • Butterweck: Crawler harvester to expand machine inventory
  • Deere raises sales forecast for Construction & Forestry
  • Operating result at ÖBf declines again in 2016
  • Anebyhusgruppen builds fourth prefab-house plant in Sweden
  • CAT dealers distributing Logset harvesters/forwarders
  • KG List takes over sawmill Almo Hardwood
  • Byggmax to launch new store concept this summer
  • TFF ups turnover forecast for 2016/2017 to more than €210m
  • Bankruptcy proceedings at THI subsidiary
  • Kährs: Turnover growth in all business divisions
  • Leitz’ sales revenue boosted by 5% in 2016
  • Greenply fills 2016/2017production capacity for MDF
  • NMC acquires majority in insulating mat producer Selit
  • Södra stepping up deliveries of wood to customers in Sweden