Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 12/2018


  • Indonesian shippers still only able to deliver bangkirai decking to Europe with delays
  • Lithuanian softwood lumber exports up by 9% in 2017
  • Meranti window-scantling prices rising to up to 1,100 US$/m³
  • Romanian exports fell 9% short of preceding year’s figure
  • Growth in Swedish timber exports to 13.1m m³ in 2017
  • Sweden’s industrial-wood stocks down 34% in 2017
  • British softwood lumber imports down by 6%
  • Almost 40% more beetlewood in Switzerland in 2017
  • Spanish buyers must prepare themselves for further increases in softwood timber prices
  • Negotiations on residual-wood deliveries in Germany could take until mid-April

Wood products

  • Brisk demand for window scantlings remained
  • Canadian pellet exports 8.5% down in 2017
  • Pellet sales boosted by 8% in Switzerland in 2017
  • Stable earnings position in French packaging industry
  • Timber-construction sales revenue reduced in December

Wood-based panels

  • Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association has been renamed
  • Elliotis pine exports edged 27% higher in February as well
  • Remainder of EU quota now back at 200,000 m³ again
  • Replacement prices for elliotis pine plywood still on upward trajectory


  • Koelnmesse co-organises Feria Mueble & Madera for first time
  • Slight fall in exhibitor numbers at double trade fair in Mexico


  • New record output achieved by Mercer International
  • Offner planning to build CLT works
  • USNR concludes takeover of Mid-South Engineering
  • UPM-Kymmene considering construction of new biorefinery
  • West Fraser Timber’s net profit up by 72.5% in 2017
  • Court paves way for creditor protection for Rougier
  • Mellanskog’s profit almost doubled in 2017
  • Titan Group investing roughly 450m RUB in forest sector
  • Fire damage at Enviva’s pellet terminal in Chesapeake
  • German Pellets: Port Arthur to resume operation
  • Pellet handling in Immingham reaches 130,000 t per week
  • Red Stag Timber planning to build CLT works by mid-2019
  • Drax Biomass relocating HQ to Monroe/Louisiana
  • Drax US pellet activities achieve positive EBITDA
  • MPV sells pellet business to Hoyer group
  • Pino intends to return to two-shift operations soon
  • Schüller Möbelwerk posts rise in 2017 revenues
  • Old owner buys insolvent Vivonio subsidiary
  • Schramm Holding and investor acquire Interlübke
  • Sharp rise in TCM Group’s organic sales revenue too
  • Nobia quarterly turnover down by 1.2%
  • PG Bison’s parent firm KAP cutting ties with Steinhoff
  • AFI: Wood Flooring revenues decreased again
  • GreCon introduces new business unit structure
  • Steinhoff generates €251m from sale of KAP shares
  • CMPC plywood sales down 9% in 2017
  • Forbo: Flooring Systems achieves 4.7% turnover rise
  • Sveza commissions new peeling line in Kostroma