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Ohnesorge becomes chief executive officer of HDH

Dr Denny Ohnesorge, chief executive officer of the Berlin-based associations raw wood working group (AGR) and the German wood-industry council (DHWR), becomes the new chief executive of the federation of the German wood industry (HDH) of Bad... more


US softwood plywood exports

increase again for the first time

In the third quarter of 2019 US softwood plywood exports increased by 13% to 86,803m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 77,031m³). This means that the preceding year’s figure was surpassed for the first time this year. For the first quarter... more

USA: further rise in hardwood

plywood imports from Vietnam

In the third quarter of 2019 US hardwood plywood imports decreased by 6% to 681,048m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 724,339m³). The development recorded in the preceding quarter (-21% to 552,407m³) thus slackened off again, after a volume of... more

Significant increase in British OSB imports

Following a significant decline over the entire period of 2018 and only a marginal increase in the first quarter of 2019, British OSB imports rose at a more significant rate again in the second quarter. In its export trade statistics, the... more

USA: deliveries from

the EU increase by 50%

The increase in US OSB imports from the EU-28, which was already observed in the first half of 2019, has intensified in the third quarter of 2019. According to figures compiled by the US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agriculture Service... more

Strong downturn in British plywood imports

British plywood imports fell sharply again in the second quarter of 2019 following growth in 2018 as a whole and in the first quarter of 2019. According to foreign trade statistics drawn up by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF), based in London,... more

Pressure on MDF/HDF prices has yet to dissipate

Manufacturers and converters continue to describe the situation on Central European MDF/HDF markets as challenging. Most mills are operating at fairly normal levels, with no major downtime taken in recent weeks. Unconfirmed reports suggest that... more

Egger Group poised to switch to E05 substrate

The Egger group, based in St. Johann, Austria, now intends to change its use of substrate for melamine lamination to E05 at its Central European mills too in connection with changes to formaldehyde testing methodology in Germany that will take... more

Further turnover decline for Belgian furniture industry

Negative developments experienced consistently by the Belgian furniture industry since 2017 also continued in the first half year of 2019. According to preliminary information from the sector association Federatie van de Textiel-, Hout- en... more

Participation in Drema 2019

increases by 59%

At this year’s Drema, which took place in Poznan, Poland, from 10 to 13 September 2019, 585 (2018: 369) companies exhibited in halls 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 over an area of 28,700m² (25,367m²), according to trade fair company MTP... more

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