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Softwood plywood quota exhausted since mid-July

The custom-free quota for softwood plywood imports to the EU-27 has expired as of mid-July 2021, falling in line with recent expectations. The residual volume of 1,149 m³ was allocated on 16 July. The plywood volumes in question were... more


Latvia: slight declines in

foreign trade with plywood

In the first quarter of 2021, both Latvia’s plywood exports and imports were once again below the preceding year’s figures. According to the export trade statistics compiled by the forestry department within the Latvian Ministry of... more

Spanish plywood imports

increase significantly again

Following the double-digit percentage range decline recorded for the entire period of 2020, Spanish softwood and hardwood plywood imports increased considerably again in the first quarter of 2021. The volume of 45,583 m³ (Jan.-March 2020:... more

Elliotis pine plywood prices now

heading lower in Europe too

A reversal in fortunes on North American plywood markets in late June 2021 has spread to Brazilian elliotis pine plywood exports to Europe relatively quickly, as well. North American buyers have ordered much less in July. After prices decreased... more

NAHB reports that OSB prices have risen six-fold

North American OSB prices have increased more than six-fold since January 2020, according to information released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), based in Washington DC, on 14 July. Southern yellow pine and western fir... more

Felix Schoeller announces

next round of price increases

Felix Schoeller Holding GmbH & Co. KG, based in Osnabrück, Germany, is planning its next steps for deliveries from August onwards after raising its prices in early April and early June 2021. According to a statement published on 14... more

Olympia athletes’ beds

made of cardboard

Japanese mattress manufacturer Airweave (Aichi), first founded in 2007, has supplied a total of around 18,000 beds to the Olympic Village for the 2020 Olympic Games, set to begin in Tokyo on 23 July 2021. The bed frames and mattress bases were... more

Pulp prices climbed

by another US$50

Bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp manufacturers again managed to implement their plans to charge another US$50/t more for deliveries in June 2021 without major issues. Contract prices have jumped to US$1,140/t CIF North Sea port as a result.... more

Turnover growth in the US

furniture trade slows in June

In June 2021, turnover generated in the US furniture retail trade - adjusted to account for seasonal effects and the different number of trading days - once again rose at a double-digit percentage rate, up 17.1% to US$11.828bn (June 2020:... more

Spanish living room furniture

imports positive again

Following an 11% decline over the entire period of 2020, Spanish imports of living room furniture increased again in the first quarter of 2021, by 7.3% to €827.0m (Jan.-March 2020: 770.5m). According to the figures compiled by the Spanish... more

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