Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 14/2021

Roundwood/Sawnwood

  • 2020 timber exports from Ghana decrease by 24.7%
  • China: softwood log imports increased by 37%
  • Russia exports less roundwood to China
  • Ukraine announces change in roundwood export ban
  • 62 % increase in finewood up for auction in Stettin
  • Brisk demand for oak sawlogs remains unabated in France
  • Prices for sawnwood still rising in United Kingdom
  • Roundwood prices in UK down slightly in 2020
  • Finland’s sawn softwood output down 4.2 % in 2020
  • Sawn-softwood production down slightly in Sweden
  • Second-quarter prices for planed dimensions from Scandinavia surpassing €300 mark
  • B/C prices for pine sawlogs continuing upward trend
  • Beech sawmills implement price increases for some assortments and markets

Wood-based panels

  • Chinese particleboard and MDF/HDF capacity decreased slightly in 2020
  • Plywood prices tending to rise at a faster pace
  • CPA moves upcoming meetings online
  • Importers expect significant declines for deliveries of birch plywood in second quarter
  • Martin Brettenthaler set to become EPF President
  • Methanol contract price jumps by €23
  • Adhesive and impregnating resin producers curb output

Surfaces

  • Decor paper manufacturers enjoyed another rise in order intake over the past two months
  • New price plans unveiled for BEK pulp in April
  • Veneer sales becoming increasingly concentrated on medium oak qualities

Furniture

  • Value of US furniture imports increases by 19%
  • Kitchen exports reach previous year’s level in Q4
  • Latvia exported more furniture to Denmark in 2020
  • Meble Polska taking place at end of May as pure online fair
  • Bathroom furniture: shortages in supply of materials restrict production processes
  • German federal states adjust retail trade regulations

Building products

  • Appeal against Unilin’s Chinese patent rejected
  • I4F enters into agreement on Windmöller patents
  • Välinge Innovation expands extended patent protection
  • FEB members achieve slight rise in DACH turnover

Companies

  • Nowy Styl to cut 120 jobs at Steyerberg site
  • Otto: growth in home & living and DIY segments
  • Roche Bobois records sustained strong demand
  • Steelcase turnover also declines in fourth quarter
  • Ashley Furniture opens new plant in Pottsville
  • Polipol to consolidate Hukla production in Wagrowiec
  • Steinhoff: D&O insurers to pay up to €78.1m
  • Westwing intends to double turnover in first quarter
  • Indus Holding gains majority stake in Wirus Fenster
  • Josko increases turnover for sixth consecutive year
  • Brazilian Guararapes places orders for new MDF line
  • HeveaBoard closes furniture works again due to corona
  • Garnica to commission new facility in Troyes in 2022
  • Longer production downtime at Evergreen Fibreboard
  • Rushil Décor puts MDF works into operation
  • Boise Cascade benefits from higher plywood prices
  • Finsa orders three PROjets and one EVOjet system
  • Sveza launching new 5x11 ft plywood size
  • West Fraser: Chambord OSB mill back up and running
  • Blumer Lehmann builds assembly plant near Fulda
  • Brüninghoff is licensed for timber-hybrid construction
  • SCM Group expands portfolio for CLT processing
  • Baltic Block agrees close cooperation with CHEP
  • British A & J Scott completes impregnating plant
  • PGS enters German market by taking over Ullu
  • Slump in profits registered by Ponsse in 2020
  • Södra CLT works’ start-up not likely until mid-2022
  • Construction work begins at Schneider in Messkirch
  • Streit examining extension of Hausach facility
  • Ziegler Group to build insulating board works in Bärnau