Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 9/2021


  • Czech Forest substantiates damaged-wood estimate
  • Sawn softwood likely to remain in short supply in United Kingdom until middle of year
  • US hardwood lumber exports up for the first time since 2018
  • Further decline registered in Latvian roundwood exports
  • Latvian sawnwood exports boosted by 9.5 % in Q4 2020
  • Price of pine in Estonia 16.5 % higher in December
  • Industrial wood prices raised by board manufacturers
  • Sharp reduction registered in Austrian pellet industry’s sawmill-residue requirement
  • Beetlewood incidence still high in Switzerland in 2020
  • Sawmills’ roundwood intake restricted by roadblocks
  • Initial forecast puts damaged wood 40 % below 2020

Wood products

  • Rise in gluelam prices continues unabated
  • Shortage and rising purchase prices cause issues

Wood-based panels

  • Wood-based panel manufacturers cite higher raw material costs in efforts to charge more
  • USA: first rise in hardwood plywood imports since 2015
  • USA: softwood plywood imports up by 12% in 2020
  • HMRC investigating British import quota
  • Japan: double-digit decline for plywood imports in 2020
  • Latvian plywood exports record first increase since Q1
  • Significant decrease in Spanish plywood imports
  • Particleboard manufacturers have upped their asking prices again in the past few weeks
  • Demand for worktops from the DIY sector cools


  • Kitchen furniture manufacturers do better
  • Furniture industry: turnover well up at end of year

Building products

  • EPLF members manage to sell more laminate flooring for the first time since 2016
  • Incoming orders and delivery times still at high level for German interior door producers


  • Amkodor-Onega plans to build 98 forest machines in 2021
  • James Jones putting new boilers into operation
  • Rubin acquires 50 % of the shares in Ernst Fisch
  • Södra Wood’s wood sales volume increased 16 %
  • Interfor: production and sales figures stable
  • MAX Automation’s sales revenue down and EBITDA up
  • Mercer Lumber more than doubles result for Q4 2020
  • Forestia subsidiaries merged to form Felix Distribution
  • Microtec gets PTB certificate for variable angle measurement
  • Springer receives order from Pan Pac of New Zealand
  • Vestas Ventures acquires stake in Modvion timber-engineering
  • American Securities acquires FBM and Beacon subdivision
  • Danwood to build prefabricated house works in Bialystok
  • Headlam Group records 15.3% less turnover in 2020
  • Les Mousquetaires boosts DIY sales revenue to almost €4bn
  • Pfeifer planning to extend CLT sales to new markets
  • Jeld-Wen turnover declines mostly offset
  • Jeld-Wen: appeal court upholds antitrust violation
  • Jysk plans to expand store network in Ukraine
  • First brick-and-mortar Ikea store opens in Ukraine
  • Miele invests €28m in press and R&D centre
  • Sachsenküchen increases 2020 turnover by almost 3%
  • Nobilia: domestic growth significantly stronger
  • Production launched in the two new Nobilia plants
  • Akzo Nobel records double-digit rise in results
  • Centuryply prioritising extension of Hoshiarpur works
  • PPG wins out over AkzoNobel in battle for Tikkurila
  • Centuryply achieves double-figure growth in sales
  • Kadant‘s Wood division ups sales of new technology
  • Schneider planning insulating board works for Hermagor
  • Kronospan notifies anti-trust authority of planned stake
  • Lebbing sets up branch specialising in decor printing
  • Polytype Converting has merged with Olbrich
  • Uvadrev orders another line from Siempelkamp