Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 21/2018

Roundwood/Sawnwood

  • Importers accepting price increases in North Africa
  • Log transportation in Finland being hampered by thaw
  • Södra raising purchase prices for logs again
  • Walnut and white oak cause rise in US lumber exports
  • Latvia: Roundwood prices up in first quarter
  • Poland: Slight increase in lumber production
  • Polish exports of beech roundwood down in 2017
  • By mid-May, softwood sawlog market in Austria has been totally overloaded
  • France: Weather hinders felling operations
  • Damage caused by Friederike amounts to around 10.91m m³
  • Softwood timber prices so far largely stable in May
  • Hasslacher group investing 30m € in Preding

Wood products

  • Price increases for gluelam only partly pushed through

Wood-based panels

  • Finnish plywood production in line with last year‘s level
  • US importing even more elliotis pine plywood
  • US hardwood plywood imports tumbled 40% in first quarter
  • US imported twice as much softwood plywood by March

Furniture

  • Furniture exports up by 1.8% in February
  • Furniture industry turnover increases further

Companies

  • Fletcher Building launches process of locating a buyer for laminate producer Formica
  • Hüls planning investor process for Loddenkemper and Femira
  • Schüller wants to expand site in Herrieden, Germany
  • TCM Group delivers a 3.5% improvement in revenues
  • Amorim’s Floor & Wall’s sales revenue down by 10.1 % in Q1
  • Partial success in Jeld-Wen action against Steves & Sons
  • Rescue proceedings initiated for companies in Zech group
  • Schüco acquires stake in Sälzer and buys Soreg in Switzerland
  • Canfor investing 40m US$ in upgrading Camden sawmill
  • Canfor’s Q1 timber output 4.5 % lower than last year
  • Resolute investing 13m CAD in La Doré sawmill
  • Angelina Forest planning to build 220m bdft sawmill
  • Pleasant River Lumber to extend two sawmills in Maine
  • U.S. Lumber aiming to acquire Midwest Lumber activities
  • West Fraser: “Lumber” achieves 29 % EBITDA margin
  • Enviva Partners pellet turnover boosted by 4 %
  • Pinnacle achieves sharp growth in sales in Japan
  • ESSVP aiming to take over Holzindustrie Torgau too
  • Fire and explosion in Hans Hahn’s warehouse
  • Duratex enjoys positive trend in sales and revenues
  • Eucatex: Maintenance project trimmed first-quarter sales
  • Lamigraf do Brasil opens new manufacturing facility in Brazil
  • Veneer merchant Mittmasser commences trading
  • Mohawk RoW division still delivering strong growth
  • Losán planning to take up poplar-plywood production
  • Ten plants sold by Dieffenbacher by end of April