Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 46/2019


  • Only minor growth in UK’s sawn softwood imports
  • Sawnwood prices in Great Britain still under pressure due to excessive stock levels
  • US hardwood shippers lose market shares in UK
  • Accelerated decay in prices in Czech Republic
  • Only minor growth in Finland’s roundwood imports this year
  • Swedish exports still below last year’s levels
  • Beech sawnwood output considered likely to decrease
  • Luke anticipating reductions in output in Finland

Wood products

  • Growth in worldwide pellet output to 55.7m t in 2018

Wood-based panels

  • Sharp plunge in Canadian OSB exports
  • US exported more OSB in third quarter of 2019
  • A degree of calm returns to pricing on Central European particleboard markets


  • Furniture industry: significant fall again in domestic business
  • German furniture exports down 9% in August
  • Kitchen industry records rise in incoming orders in August

Building products

  • Demand for German interior doors remains high
  • Study: sales of exterior doors expected to be up 1.3% in 2019
  • Window associations expect increase of 1.2% for 2019


  • Wilsonart sells Asian operations to Japanese company Aica Kogyo
  • Enviva Partners restored to the profit zone in Q3
  • Ksilotek-Siberia installing third pellet press in Lesosibirsk
  • Sharp growth in Trex’ WPC decking business
  • Cooperation agreed between Albach and Wüst
  • Klaus Timber building second pellet works in Dvorec
  • Martinsons planning to invest 120m SEK by autumn 2020
  • Metsä Wood opens second terminal in UK
  • Prodesa supplies pellet works to UJU Vina Wood Pellet
  • Binderholz Timber using B2B platform MaterialsXchange
  • KPPP postpones start-up of new TMP line
  • Moelven Eidsvold Værk to close at start of 2020
  • 40m € small-diameter log sawmill planned for Wunsiedel
  • Mercer’s Wood Products posts a positive result again
  • Stoppages hinder West Fraser results
  • Metsä: delay in investment at Husum location
  • Roseburg puts new LVL plant into operation in Chester
  • Tarkett intends to launch bio-vinyl flooring in 2020
  • Inwido North Q3 turnover also below last year’s figure
  • Jeld-Wen now expects slight turnover decline in 2019
  • Tarkett intends to shift activities in Konz and Clervaux
  • Forte: increase in results despite particleboard losses
  • HNI increases turnover again in third quarter
  • Masonite records further rise in adjusted EBITDA
  • Häfele continues to expect mid-single-digit increase
  • Leicht Küchen to commission plant in September 2020
  • Further reduction registered in Biesse’s order receipts
  • Raute: decline in turnover and results intensifies
  • Toppan completes deal to acquire Interprint
  • Ahlstrom-Munksjö Decor: revenues shy of €100m
  • Downhill trend in Chemours’ sales slowed in third quarter
  • Glatfelter CFBU expands commercial downtime
  • Louisiana-Pacific’s OSB sales revenue still falling
  • Markedly higher rate of decline in Duratex sales
  • Norbord to scale back investments to about US$100m
  • Norbord: Adjusted EBITDA halved in Europe
  • Creditreform raises rating for Homann Holzwerkstoffe
  • Pfleiderer postpones reporting date three weeks
  • Sonae Arauco losses affecting Sonae Industria