Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 19/2021


  • Forest and wood industries investing more heavily in developing long-distance logistics
  • Further price increase for lumber expected in Spain
  • Poland: softwood sawlog prices stable at high level
  • Intake stopped after fire at pulp mill in Frantschach
  • Italian timber construction impaired by price increases
  • Cool weather delaying bark-beetle swarming
  • Pine longwood sections exceed €60/m³ ex forest again
  • Timber merchant appeals against teak judgement
  • Industrial softwood prices stable or slightly rising
  • Planed lumber production: renewed double-digit rise

Wood products

  • Production of ENplus pellets rises to almost 14m tonnes
  • Spring campaigns pressure trading prices for pellets

Wood-based panels

  • Further price increase for Indonesian filmed plywood
  • Plywood importers endeavour to expand purchasing activities in China
  • Melamine remains in short supply
  • Supply challenges facing resin manufacturers have increasingly shifted to melamine


  • Spain: kitchen furniture imports from Germany decline
  • Spain: office furniture exports up by 5.3%
  • Spanish imports of bathroom furniture up by 4.4% in 2020
  • Spanish imports of living room furniture decline by 11%
  • Order value for kitchens increase by 4.6% in 2020
  • Upholstered furniture: material shortages and price increases further intensify

Building products

  • FEP: parquet markets show mostly positive development


  • Deconinck to launch offer for remaining Tarkett shares
  • Tarkett records significant decline in first quarter
  • AFI improves results, only due to special effect
  • Bauwerk Group improves results despite turnover loss
  • Uzin Utz: turnover and results up again in 2020
  • Formaplan invests in new click drawer production machinery
  • Nobia benefits from catch-up effects in some markets
  • Schmidt unable to fully offset corona-related declines
  • Mercer Wood Products quintuples operating profit
  • Multi-fold increase in Canfor operating profit
  • Setra Group: operating profit increases multiplicatively in Q1
  • HIT Holz commissions new planing mill
  • Holmen wood products division sales up by 51%
  • Segezha listed on Moscow Stock Exchange since 28 April
  • Versowood increases cutting at Vierumäki sawmill
  • Decisions taken to refit Norske Skog mills
  • Logset’s sales revenue down to €37.5m in 2020
  • Stihl’s sales revenue boosted by more than 16 % in 2020
  • Court clears Drax Group’s acquisition of Pinnacle
  • Drax’ Amite pellet works in Mississippi fined US$2.5m
  • Enviva planning another major pellet works in Mississippi
  • Enviva’s earnings figures impaired by higher costs
  • Surteco delivers big improvement in earnings
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö revives divestment process
  • Interprint starts work to expand Brazilian site
  • Surteco ended Q1 with double-digit rise in revenues
  • Growth registered in Raute’s North America business
  • LP: OSB division again increases over-proportionally
  • 2bn sqft of wood-based panels sold by Roy O. Martin
  • Homann Holzwerkstoffe beat forecasts in 2020
  • UPM sells Jyväskylä works to property developer
  • Egger Group reactivates its Building Products division
  • Homag also acquiring press manufacturer