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Demand for poplar plywood remains lively

Demand for poplar plywood made in Europe has hardly cooled during the third quarter, either. A few merchants were temporarily a little more reticent to place orders with manufacturers because of the summer holidays, but demand from industrial... more


Another sharp growth in German particleboard output

German particleboard manufacturers enjoyed double-digit growth across all product areas in the second quarter of 2021 compared with the corresponding period in the preceding year. Preliminary figures from the German Federal Statistical Office... more

German OSB production

stabilises at a high level

German mills manufactured a total of 323,577 (April-June 2020: 303,511) m³ of OSB (commodity tariff number 1621 13 160) in the second quarter of this year, 6.6% more than in the same stretch in 2020. Output was also 1.5% higher at 324,242... more

German MDF/HDF production

increases across all segments

The German MDF/HDF industry delivered growth in all its production of all product categories for the first time in a long while in the second quarter of 2021. As in the second half of 2020 (Q3: +23.4%, Q4: 15.3%), thin MDF (commodity tariff... more

EU to keep anti-dumping duties

on melamine until July 2022

The European Commission provided an update on the impending expiry of anti-dumping measures to tackle melamine imports from China adopted on 30 June 2017 in the EU Official Journal of 30 September 2021 (2021/C 396/12). These measures will... more

Cooler demand for coated pre-impregnated materials

Surface material markets encountered mixed fortunes during the third quarter of 2021. Demand for coated pre-impregnated materials has cooled considerably in recent months, meaning that several finish foil manufacturers no longer ran their... more

Turkish producers have almost

8% share of the global market

Turkish manufacturers sold plastic edgebanding with a total value equalling approximately €233m last year. Around €104m of this amount was booked on the local market; Turkey also exported edgebanding with a value of €129m.... more

Oak raw material supply to European

parquet industry deteriorates

The situation concerning supply of raw materials to the European parquet industry has remained tense in the third quarter. Varied development was recorded in the individual upstream product areas, however. In the case of spruce timber... more

I4F and Happy Feet reach

out-of-court settlement

US flooring distributor Happy Feet International (Ringgold, Georgia) reached an out-of-court settlement with intellectual property company I4F Licensing N.V. (Hamont, Belgium) at the beginning of September 2021. With its Stone Elegance product... more

US furniture trade also records

turnover increase in August

In August 2021, turnover in the US furniture retail trade - adjusted to account for seasonal effects and the different number of trading days - increased by 15.6% vis à vis the preceding year to US$12.495bn (Aug. 2020: 10.812bn). Based... more

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