Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 29/2019


  • New record level reached in logging in Finland in 2018
  • North Africa: high supply coinciding with slack demand
  • Only minor damage left in wake of stormfront in Switzerland
  • Pressure exerted on sawn softwood prices remains undiminished in Italy in July
  • Swiss authorities close forests due to damaged beech
  • Baden-Württemberg: Spruce only available as an addition
  • Klöckner brings up topic of reforestation scheme
  • Bavaria raising subsidy for beetlewood clearance
  • Ongoing debate on prices on sawn softwood market
  • Thuringia anticipating 2.7m m³ of beetlewood in 2019
  • Over 400,000 m³ of damaged beech in Thuringia
  • Slightly slacker demand registered for oak sawnwood
  • Smaller range of prices for trimmed beech sawnwood

Wood products

  • FEFPEB welcomes change in EU packaging directive
  • Growth of 4 % expected in timber construction sales

Wood-based panels

  • Germany: New formaldehyde rules to take effect in January 2020 as planned
  • Brazil exporting less elliotis pine plywood than last year
  • Brazilian plywood industry takes even more downtime
  • DIY chains hardly altered their OSB prices since spring
  • Undercutting by retailers has pushed OSB prices even lower in Q3
  • Central European MDF/HDF buyers paying more attention to safeguarding supply again
  • EPF annual report now available to order
  • Kastamonu’s CEO Yildiz giving keynote at GreCon symposium
  • OSB producers working on verifying VOC compliance


  • 1.8% rise in incoming orders for kitchen industry in April
  • Further turnover decline for German furniture industry
  • German furniture exports decline by 2.4% in April


  • Evergreen’s results down due to lower capacity utilisation
  • Greenlam acquires Swiss distributor Decolan
  • Mill Panel markedly increases capacity with new press
  • Shut down for several weeks at Tableros Hispanos
  • Baishida Fibreboard orders two refiners from Valmet
  • Mieco’s revenue from export sales down by a third
  • New short-cycle press up and running in Grajewo
  • Vanachai achieves turnaround in sales revenue and EBITDA
  • Baumann Group increases production to 140,000 kitchens
  • Narbutas aiming for double-digit turnover rise
  • Sale of Warendorf kitchen manufacturer to Asian investor
  • Vilniaus Baldai constructs new plant for Ikea deliveries
  • Hagebau member companies take over Danhauser
  • Hornbach achieves significant increase in Q1
  • Behnisch sells Holzagentur to Peter Driessen
  • Corbat to build new pellet works with double capacity
  • Landesforsten Niedersachen posts loss of 5.9m € for 2018
  • Mühlböck to supply progressive kiln for Nordpan’s Olang works
  • Non-recurring items render Pinnacle’s result negative
  • Rubner producing CLT on load-bearing 1-S board basis
  • Derix produces first CLT panel in new plant in Westerkappeln
  • Enviva launches production at Hamlet pellet works
  • Pinnacle and Tolko planning another pellet project

  • In Brief