Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 25/2019

Roundwood/Sawnwood

  • Bangkirai offers meanwhile range from US$1,400/m³ to US$1,600/m³
  • Malaysia: export declines in majority of wood ranges
  • Swedish softwood lumber exports down 5%
  • Wood consumption by Finnish wood industry up 4.8%
  • Belarusian exports of softwood lumber increase by 37%
  • Finnish sawn softwood exports to Egypt up by 62%
  • Poland: price for pine sawlogs decline in May
  • Roundwood harvest in Czech Republic reached historic peak level in 2018
  • Beetle-damaged wood increasing consistently in south/west since middle/end of May
  • Satisfactory domestic sales contrast with limited export opportunities

Wood products

  • Demand on finger-jointed carcassing markets stabilises at high level
  • Pellet production up 11% in the first quarter

Wood-based panels

  • Chinese plywood manufacturers reduced prices over the past six weeks
  • Indonesia: interest in 21mm filmed plywood low in Europe
  • Malaysian plywood exports decreased by 14% in 2018
  • USA: softwood plywood imports decline further
  • USA: trebling in hardwood plywood imports from Vietnam
  • Large-scale plant suppliers set to face another slight reduction in order intake during 2019
  • Acimall: slight upwards adjustment to 2018 figures
  • Double-digit decrease again in OSB production
  • MDF/HDF production declines in most cases
  • Raw particleboard production remains below 2017
  • Contrasting development in raw materials for producing adhesive/impregnation resins
  • German wood industry drops back to previous year’s level

Furniture

  • Development still negative for miscellaneous furniture
  • DoC postpones ruling on kitchen furniture imports
  • Subsidy fraud in Poland: furniture companies suspected

Building products

  • Laminate flooring production decreased slightly in all regions last year
  • Feriel Saouli is new managing director of EPLF, MMFA

Companies

  • Hornbach: considerable decline in profits situation
  • Deufol: decreasing turnover and improving results
  • The Home Depot achieves rise again in the first quarter
  • Georgia-Pacific to close three particleboard mills
  • Kingdecor raises output to roughly 235,000 tonnes
  • Stora Enso officially opens CLT works in Guvrön
  • Schattdecor forges ahead with treater expansions
  • Hexion wants to end Chapter 11 procedure in summer
  • KBA and Durst launch a digital printing joint venture
  • Broadview closes acquisition of Formica
  • GHP planning to end output in Horn-Bad Meinberg