Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 37/2018


  • Forest fires in British Columbia meanwhile up to 12,985 km²
  • Ghana: Timber exports also increased in Q2
  • Turkey: Duty on US wood imports with tariff no. 4401
  • USA concludes hearings on additional customs duty
  • 1.5m m³ of beetlewood expected in southern Sweden
  • Finnish sawnwood exports to China down by 50%
  • Mellanskog further increases prices for industrial softwood
  • On-stump sales in Belarus to rise by 6 % in 2019
  • Russia: Decrease in lumber exports to Japan
  • Austria: 9% increase in softwood lumber production
  • Bark beetles: Ministry allows more seasonal workers
  • Lithuanian exports of softwood lumber up by 7%
  • Estimates of beetle-damaged wood for 2018 meanwhile in excess of 20m m³
  • DFWR: Storm and beetle damage amounts to 2bn €
  • Green-timber marketing largely at a standstill in southern and western regions of Germany
  • Marketing lower grades of timber becoming increasingly difficult for sawmilling industry

Wood-based panels

  • Indonesian 4mm plywood still in scant supply
  • Stable import prices still for Chinese plywood
  • Birch plywood more expensive from October onwards
  • Brazil: Double-digit growth rates in June and July
  • Italy exported more particleboard to the US again
  • Kronospan and Hornbach call P3 particleboard back
  • Stable contract prices look to be the result of the latest particleboard contract talks


  • ICLDI to hold next assembly in Dublin
  • Strong competition still prevails for rift sawn and thick oak veneers


  • BMK installing a third treating line at Welcome site in North Carolina
  • Klausner group files appeal against state-aid ruling
  • Mellanskog’s performance figures impaired by weather
  • Norrskog’s result more than doubled in first half-year
  • Stora Enso investing 13m € in Launkalne sawmill
  • Valmet wins contract from Burgo to rebuild PM 9
  • Moelven building pellet works in Sokna for 270m NOK
  • Significant improvement in Moelven Timber profit
  • Ekoinvest: Charges filed against Leibold und Wiedmer
  • Katerra to start producing CLT in Spokane in 2019
  • WUN Energie: Pellet plant to start test operations
  • Jozo Jovic sells Otok veneer plant to Pervanovo
  • Ply Gem to acquire PVC activities from Andersen
  • Carmanah to deliver two more stranders to Asia
  • Pfleiderer Group buys back another 7.543 million shares
  • Ply Gem and NCI Building Systems want to merge
  • Growing signs of plans to sell Wilsonart International
  • Surteco entities merged into Surteco GmbH
  • Biosyl commissions second ClassiSizer
  • MDF Recovery: First MDF recycling plant by 2020
  • Venator to acquire Tronox’s paper business