Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 30/2021

Roundwood/Sawnwood

  • EOS: sawn hardwood production reduced in 2020
  • More pronounced reduction in CFR China prices for spruce
  • Hardwood lumber imports decline in first quarter
  • Oak roundwood imports increase further
  • Spain increases imports of tropical lumber by 19%
  • Croatian state forest office’s felling reduced in 2020
  • French Timber starts petition against roundwood exports
  • Spain: no increase in supply expected for the time being
  • Spain: proportion of imports from Europe increases to 90%
  • Azobe seized from Dutch timber merchant
  • Ireland updates forecast on timber supply up to 2040
  • Price for L 2a+ approaches peak value from 2013
  • Switzerland: roundwood cutting up by 4% in 2020
  • Decline registered in interest in industrial hardwood
  • German contract negotiations on deliveries of beech roundwood often remained fruitless
  • Beech exports to China remain at low level

Wood products

  • Pellet price in July higher than in June
  • Selling prices to trade raised by pellet manufacturers

Wood-based panels

  • Winds of change have blown into the WESP technology market in recent months
  • Additional consultation phase for revision of FSC standard
  • Latvia: slight declines in foreign trade with plywood
  • Softwood plywood quota exhausted since mid-July
  • Spanish plywood imports increase significantly again
  • Elliotis pine plywood prices now heading lower in Europe too
  • NAHB reports that OSB prices have risen six-fold

Surfaces

  • Felix Schoeller announces next round of price increases
  • Pulp prices climbed by another US$50

Furniture

  • Olympia athletes’ beds made of cardboard
  • Turnover growth in the US furniture trade slows in June
  • Spain: significant rise in kitchen furniture exports
  • Spanish bathroom furniture imports increase by 18.7%
  • Spanish living room furniture imports positive again
  • Spanish office furniture imports up by two-thirds
  • Demand for bedroom furniture increases during second quarter

Events

  • Sicam: 500 exhibitors booked so far

Companies

  • Segezha to modernise Karelian Wood for RUB350m
  • Sharp growth in sales volume achieved by Stora Enso
  • Ashley Furniture opens new upholstered-furniture factory
  • Assmann turnover down 10.6% in 2020
  • HMW FurnTeam takes over assets of HMW Möbel
  • Hülsta aiming to present innovations all year round
  • RTA furniture manufacturer Sauder building another works
  • Canadian window producer VWD acquires Vinylbilt
  • Deconinck fails to acquire all Tarkett shares
  • LG Hausys trading under name of LX Hausys since July
  • Novo-Tech aiming to put new works into service by mid-2022
  • Rosebrock adds new-furniture logistics to its portfolio
  • Andritz expects a sharp improvement in earnings
  • Siempelkamp line now up and running at Huang Ge
  • 10% increase in Steico’s insulation output
  • Duratex aiming to enlarge laminating capacity by 45%
  • LP to switch Sagola works to siding production too

  • In Brief