Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 50/2017


  • Chilean radiata pine exports fail to match last year’s figure
  • Japanese timber imports from Europe grew by 3.3%
  • Uncertainty in markets in North Africa and Middle East
  • Estonia: Softwood lumber exports continue to decline
  • Latvian exports of roundwood decreased by 11%
  • Latvian lumber exports 1% drop on last year’s figure
  • France increases lumber production by 2%
  • Minor growth in timber felling in France in 2016
  • Germany’s softwood timber exports down by 11%
  • USA and Japan push German planed-product exports

Wood-based panels

  • Recovery in German imports of softwood plywood
  • ITC permits penal duty on imports of Chinese plywood
  • No reduction registered in pressure on birch plywood prices during course of November
  • Brazilian WBP markets deliver stronger growth
  • Elliotis pine plywood exports continue to spiral higher
  • New elliotis pine plywood orders will not arrive in Europe until end of February


  • Eucalyptus pulp producers eyeing prices of US$1,000
  • Higher volumes of oak for contracts for 2018 already requested by veneer processors
  • Italian machinery producers enjoy 51.5% growth abroad


  • Furniture industry turnover drops again in September
  • German furniture exports reduced by 1.8%
  • 2.5% rise in kitchen furniture exports to end September
  • Exports of living room furniture decline by 3.1%
  • Increase in furniture exports to USA and Poland

Building products

  • Some aspects about cross licences remain unclear
  • Timber trade increases export turnover by 16.8%


  • US residential construction recovers again in October


  • Adcuram selling all business activities in prefabricated house industry to Equistone
  • Holmen selling 4,400 ha of forest to Persson Invest
  • Stora Enso aims to boost sales revenue with wood products
  • Tanguy invests €14m in gluelam production
  • DSHwood cooperating with Malaysian firm Carl Ronnow
  • Fassi acquires all the shares in Cranab group
  • Rayonier Advanced Materials concludes Tembec takeover
  • Schweighofer probes idea of location in Belarus
  • Södra to use Mabema scanning system for logs
  • Growth on export market only for Forte in Q3 2017
  • Lumber Liquidators: Reserves eat away at earnings
  • Thornbridge Sawmills taken over by Cairngorm Capital
  • APP Timber selling Europlac veneered board in Asia
  • Higher turnover for Kingfisher in Q3, especially in Poland
  • Patrick Industries has bought eight firms this year
  • SR-Furniere completes relocation to Rietberg
  • Stevens Industries wants to build second location
  • Akzo Nobel planning to acquire V.Powdertech
  • Australian OneFortyOne exploring investment project
  • Axalta and Akzo Nobel end merger discussions
  • Pollmeier puts veneer lay-up line and dryer up for sale
  • Borg Group gets green light to buy CHH particleboard assets
  • Fenglin to replace MDF lines at Nanning headquarters
  • Green River set to double its particleboard capacity
  • Masisa: Divestments lead to significant net loss