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Further big increase in British

hardwood plywood imports

Following the significant decline in the first quarter of 2018 (-16.3% to 238,000m³) and the slight increase in the second quarter (+1.5% to 271,000m³), British imports of hardwood plywood increased at a slightly more significant rate... more


No movement in prices for poplar

plywood made in Europe of late

Prices for poplar plywood made in Europe have been stable for the most part during the fourth quarter and at the start of the New Year. Italian and Spanish manufacturers are thus still charging the same as they had at the start of October.... more

Chile: Plywood exports up by one quarter

In the third quarter of 2018 Chile exported a total of 146,955t (July-Sept. 2017: 116,315t) radiata pine plywood. Deliveries abroad were 26.3% above the level of 116,315t achieved in the comparative period of 2017 and therefore achieved the... more

Particleboard prices have not dropped as

much as expected in first quarter of 2019

Particleboard manufacturers and industrial converters settled on further slight markdowns averaging €3-5/m³ for raw particleboard in contract price negotiations for the first quarter, many of which were completed in the second half of... more

Methanex and SCC lower North American prices

A slump in methanol contract prices witnessed in North America and Asia towards the end of 2018 has continued into January. The Canadian company Methanex Corp., based in Vancouver, British Columbia, lowered its North American non-discounted... more

Methanol contract price slashed by 18.2%

The European contract price for methanol shipments in the first quarter of 2019 was trimmed significantly, as had been expected. The price was fixed at €350/t FOB Rotterdam on 21 December 2018. This represents a €78 or 18.2% markdown... more

Approvals for multi-family

houses down by 14.4%

In October 2018 approvals for dwellings in multi-family houses in Germany declined by 14.4% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to 13,375 (Oct. 2017: 15,632) units. According to the figures published by the Federal... more


Dr.-Ing. Herbert Müller, chairman of the management board of Surteco Group SE (Buttenwiesen) since 01 July 2015, has asked the supervisory board to dissolve his contract, which expires on 30 June 2021, ahead of schedule during the course... more

Werner GmbH of Trier must file for insolvency again

Werner GmbH Forst- und Industrietechnik of Trier, geared to constructing and fitting out special-purpose vehicles, had to file for insolvency proceedings before Trier district court again on 28 December 2018. There had already been reports in... more

Metsä sends first full trainload

of softwood timber to China

On 18 December, the "Metsä Fibre" division of Metsä Group of Espoo, Finland, used overland transport for exporting timber to China for the first. Metsä Fibre supplied 1,800 m³ of softwood timber from Kouvula,... more

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