Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 27/2020


  • Bangkirai stocks in import depots have decreased at an above-average rate
  • First meranti arrivals from Malaysia after end of MCO
  • Restrictions largely lifted for businesses in Malaysia
  • Russian sawn softwood exports to China down 13%
  • Only sluggish demand for softwood logs in Austria
  • Swiss converters cutting industrial-wood intake
  • Incidence of beetlewood increasing since early June in German forests
  • Softwood sawlog exports two thirds up on last year
  • Sawn-softwood sales still stable until middle of year

Wood products

  • Poland: 2019 pellet production increases to 1.3m t
  • USA: industrial pellet production slightly down

Wood-based panels

  • Canada reviewing punitive duties on plywood imports
  • Italian woodworking machinery firms face 21.1% dive in orders
  • US plywood manufacturers file for temporary injunction
  • USA accuses Vietnam of circumventing AD/CVD rules
  • Maritime pine plywood prices maintained
  • Okoumé plywood demand in Netherlands remains strong
  • Slight decline only in Latvian plywood exports


  • Decor paper manufacturers encounter only a small improvement in workloads in June
  • Hymmen files patent suit against Barberán
  • Veneer makers cut output by furloughing workers


  • Sweden exports less dining room furniture
  • Swedish furniture exports similar to last year
  • Turnover of US furniture trade drops by one fifth in May

Building products

  • FEP members increased parquet output by 1.6% to roughly 78m m² last year
  • FEP: three new members, two departures since June 2019


  • Norske Skog Golbey now only using recovered paper
  • Segezha boosts volume of sawn softwood sales by 9 %
  • Setra supplying 1,700 m³ of CLT for Cederhusen project
  • Rodenberg prepares first break bulk shipment
  • ULK group awards contracts for sawmill and pellet works
  • CHH taking more restructuring measures in New Zealand
  • Enviva acquires Waycross pellet plant from Innogy
  • Raute buys majority stake in the software company Hiottu
  • Accsys’ Tricoya plant to start operation in early 2021
  • Boise Cascade’s result impaired by works closure
  • German sales company founded by Paged Plywood
  • Lumin aiming to enlarge veneer and plywood capacity
  • Operating permit for Bischweier mill expires
  • Neodecortech delivers small growth in revenues
  • Sharp decline registered in Sonae Arauco’s results