Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 42/2017

Roundwood/Sawnwood

  • Shippers planning to use higher demand and limited supply for price hikes in North Africa
  • Higher prices for industrial softwood in Sweden
  • Price for SPF 2x4 reaches all-time high in USA
  • Softwood sawlog prices down slightly in Finland in August
  • Russian softwood lumber exports to China up by 17%
  • Improvement in export opportunities for pine timber
  • Prices for LAS pine so far remain largely unchanged in Germany’s north and east
  • Exporters’ interest in beech sawlogs increases
  • In Brandenburg around 1m m³ of damaged wood
  • Paper mills willing to accept pulping wood from Bavarian regions affected by storms
  • Sawdust prices in contracts with longer terms raised by 3-5 €/t in some parts of Germany

Wood products

  • France: Production of wooden barrels grew only slightly
  • Further marginal rise in business activity on A1 pellets market since mid-September

Wood-based panels

  • Brazilian wood-based panel business stabilising
  • Methanol contract price also slightly higher
  • Particleboard manufacturers only partly successful in increasing prices in Q4

Furniture

  • Minor growth in sales revenue in furniture industry in July

Building products

  • Parquet manufacturers experience slower business

Events

  • Roughly 150 participants from 22 countries at this year’s ISC

Companies

  • Kingfisher’s key results figures decreased
  • Rougier improves results in first half of the year
  • Avedon and management team acquire Altendorf
  • Bauwerk Boen: Result increase despite fall in turnover
  • Steelcase benefits from currency effects
  • Chinese group Nison wants to buy majority stake in SieMatic
  • Ikea’s retail revenues up 3.6% in 2016/2017 financial year
  • Leicht set to invest €40m in new assembly facility
  • Masonite concludes A & F Wood Products takeover
  • Warendorf and Kohler Kitchens launch cooperation in China
  • Borg Group interested in chipboard assets of CHH
  • Concordia plant renamed Egger Argentina
  • Schattdecor places orders for new treating lines
  • Weinig investing 4.5m € in Holz-Her extension
  • Wemhöner buys plot of land for new building in China