Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 3/2022

Roundwood/Sawnwood

  • Slight decline registered in white oak prices in USA
  • US sawnwood prices above US$1,000 again
  • Chilean lumber exports decline again
  • China’s phytosanitary regulations for pine updated
  • Price trend confirmed by further whitewood contracts
  • Virtually no change in softwood lumber production
  • Sharp reduction in German softwood-sawlog exports

Wood-based panels

  • First breakbulk ship from Brazil set to dock in Bremerhaven in early February
  • Chile: decline for plywood exports continues
  • EU starts settlement of duty-free quota
  • Maritime pine plywood producers consider further price increases in spring
  • Prices for okoumé plywood recently maintained
  • Particleboard manufacturers managed to raise their prices again at the start of 2022 after all
  • EPF general meeting to take place in Ghent in 2022
  • Methanol contract price increased slightly after all

Furniture

  • Growth of 5% recorded in Italian exports of furniture

Construction

  • Building starts in Spain increase by one-fifth
  • Euroconstruct adjusts construction forecast upwards
  • France: construction of detached houses rises by 6%
  • Sharp decline in approvals for detached houses
  • US housing starts reach highest level in many months

People

  • People

Companies

  • AFI board examining options for selling the company
  • Former Steinhoff CEO Jooste: Court confirms insider trading
  • Palmberg achieves turnover growth of 6.7% in 2021
  • Binderholz completes takeover of BSW Timber
  • JGA orders TC progressive kiln from Valutec Group
  • Junnikkala gives concrete shape to plans for new sawmill
  • Schilliger building bigger CLT works in Volgelsheim
  • Dieffenbacher forecasting strong growth in revenues
  • Greenlam aiming to treble total sales revenue in five years
  • Raw particleboard production in Zary halted for three month
  • Strike action at several UPM-Kymmene works
  • UPM Plywood: wage agreement allows 24/7 production
  • Egger Group raises EBITDA margin to 24.2%
  • Egger Group’s investments increase again by one-fourth
  • PwC to sell off Lechner production assets