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Raw particleboard production remains below 2017

Due to a significant decline in the fourth quarter, German production of raw particleboard also remained below the previous year’s level over the entire period of 2018. The second quarter developed along the most positive lines with an... more


Double-digit decrease

again in OSB production

German OSB production (goods tariff number 1621 13 163) remained significantly below the preceding year’s figures in all four quarters of 2018. According to preliminary figures of the Federal Statistical Office (Wiesbaden), in the fourth... more

MDF/HDF production

declines in most cases

In the fourth quarter of 2018 the German MDF/HDF industry was confronted with production declines in most product ranges. The downward trend observed over the course of the year therefore intensified further. According to preliminary figures of... more

Contrasting development in raw materials

for producing adhesive/impregnation resins

Development in demand for adhesive and impregnation resins remained only mediocre in both May 2019 and the first half of June. Business is relatively inconsistent at the same time; the differences between buyers and regions have sooner tended... more

German wood industry drops

back to previous year’s level

In March 2019 turnover of the German wood industry declined again. With a slight decline in January (-0.8% to €1.286bn) and an increase in February (+3.6% to €1.355bn), quarterly turnover also fell to the preceding year‘s level.... more

Feriel Saouli is new managing director of EPLF, MMFA

Feriel Saouli, the COO of the Brussels-based lobby and consulting firm Cambre Associates, will likely take over managing the associations European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF) and Multilayer Modular Flooring Association (MMFA) from... more

Development still negative

for miscellaneous furniture

The negative turnover development recorded over recent months in the production of miscellaneous furniture not otherwise stated segment has continued in March. According to the figures compiled by the Association of the German living room... more

DoC postpones ruling on kitchen furniture imports

The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has delayed a preliminary decision that it had planned to make on 30 May 2019 about whether to impose countervailing duties (CVD) on imports of kitchen furniture and furniture parts from China until 5 August.... more

Subsidy fraud in Poland:

furniture companies suspected

The Polish anti-corruption authority (Centralne Biuro Antykorupcyjne, CBA) in Gdansk has arrested a total of 17 persons throughout Poland on suspicion of subsidy fraud. Among them are employees of companies from the furniture industry and... more

Hornbach: considerable decline in profits situation

In the 2018/2019 reporting year (28 February) the Hornbach Group was confronted by significant declines in revenue. The EBITDA decreased by 10.6% to €234.7m (2017/2018: 262.7m). The EBITDA margin was 5.4% (6.3%). Concerning the EBIT a... more

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