Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 3/2020


  • Slight decline in British softwood lumber imports
  • Green timber felling remains sporadic in Germany
  • Prices for beetle-damaged and industrial wood cut by Södra
  • Swedish government pushing bark-beetle control measures
  • Beech: continued decline in exports to China
  • Quinn Emanuel preparing legal action against log cartel
  • Reduced rate of decay registered in sawnwood prices
  • Above-average growth in planed lumber production

Wood products

  • Output boosted by Swiss specialist gluelam group
  • Growing demand for pellets in Japan and South Korea
  • Pellet production in USA 15.6 % higher than in 2018

Wood-based panels

  • ACC forms consortium for formaldehyde
  • Duty-free quota launches at 650,000 m³ after all
  • Finnish plywood production in negative territory in Q3 too
  • Methanol contract price left untouched
  • Particleboard producers manage to institute E05 surcharges in just a handful of cases


  • German furniture exports increase by 2.1%
  • VDM expects 1% turnover increase in 2020


  • Orders in housing construction industry decline by 3.6%


  • Reed Exhibitions postpones wood processing fair Timba+


  • People


  • Swift reorganisation by transfer sought for Sörnsen Holzleisten in wake of insolvency
  • MM-Holz selling gluelam works in Richen to Oswald
  • Stora Enso selling KVH works in Pfarrkirchen
  • WK-Paletten acquires 60 % share in Kayser Paletten
  • Work on Pfeifer railway siding underway in Lauterbach
  • Parquet producer Berg & Berg files for bankruptcy
  • Pölkky orders planing equipment from Weinig
  • Increases for Herman Miller in North America and retail sector
  • Palmberg invests almost €15m in 2019 financial year
  • Steelcase turnover in EMEA region just down on last year
  • Kronospan set to double its capacity in Chirk
  • P3G to integrate Parisot into new company
  • Surteco Group unveils more restructuring measures
  • Egger invested almost €300m by the end of October 2019
  • Saviola acquires 50% stake in Nolte Holzwerkstoff
  • Sonae Industria wants to cut bank liabilities by €50m
  • Egger Group books growth in most key financials