Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 22/2021


  • Belarus: decline in exports accelerates
  • Czech Republic: sharp rise in softwood log prices
  • Russia introduces export duties for green lumber
  • USA plans to increase duties on softwood lumber
  • Austria: spruce now exceeds €100 mark
  • Processors reduce forest stocks of industrial timber
  • New edition of Swiss almanac for timber-trade practices
  • Value-adders pressing for more green-timber felling
  • Softwood lumber exports remain above previous year
  • HPE solid-wood indices in May 17 % higher than in April
  • Sawn-softwood prices now approaching US level

Wood products

  • Demand still high for finger-jointed carcassing (KVH)

Wood-based panels

  • Strained supply of wood-based panels causes more and more problems for converters
  • British quota has been exhausted since 18 May
  • North America: OSB price increase levels off only slightly
  • Virtually no increase for German OSB exports
  • Raw particleboard exports increase by one-third
  • Raw and laminated particleboard prices rising even more than in recent months
  • Supply situation for MDF/HDF has taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks


  • China: 2020 EU furniture imports decline by 10%
  • France: basis of comparison leads to turnover rise in March

Building products

  • Interior door producers announce second price-round due to upstream product costs


  • Amorim: floor & wall business records declines
  • IFN-Holding to invest around €250m until 2025
  • Inwido records sales increases in both divisions
  • WeberHaus increased turnover by 7.3% in 2020
  • Ziegler seeks new location for insulating board plant
  • Koehler Energy wants to acquire majority in Zollikofer
  • Mühlböck supplies another kiln to Serbian GIR
  • Segezha Group aiming to take over NLHK in full
  • Ikea interested in an additional property in central London
  • Knoll: significant decline in office furniture segment
  • Pölkky putting new planing works into service in June
  • Team 7 intends to invest a further €35m by 2024
  • Wood-Mizer extends Kolo production plant in Poland
  • Blum registering unbroken heavy demand since summer
  • Howdens’ sales revenue up sharply since start of year
  • Ikea Décoration to open in Paris in June 2021
  • improves turnover by 75%
  • Westwing aims to achieve turnover of €1bn by 2024/2025
  • Forte’s export sales have shifted
  • Nobilia opened new manufacturing plant in Saarlouis
  • TCM has again achieved double-digit sales incease
  • Hexion concludes sale to Black Diamond
  • Roche Bobois’ sales revenue up in first quarter too
  • Schattdecor planning more investment projects in Brazil
  • Second offer period under way for Schürfeld takeover bid
  • CMPC faced sharp drop in Q1 lumber and plywood sales
  • Greenpanel to increase MDF capacities by around 20%
  • Jagenberg Converting buying a stake in WDB
  • Kijchai delivered a sharp rise in earnings last year
  • Vanachai books first profit in quite some time
  • Westag & Getalit: declines in all divisions
  • Production downtime at MDF manufacturer Valbopan
  • Turnover decline at Medite Smartply intensifies
  • VMG particleboard factory damaged by explosion