Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 22/2010


  • Shortage of logs will lead to cut-backs in production in some regions
  • Central European buyers are only purchasing cautiously in North Russia
  • Log supply situation has improved in North Russia
  • Poland: Sawn softwood
  • Rising demand for Siberian larch lumber resulting in supply problems
  • Growth registered in Latvian log exports in first quarter
  • Latvia: Lumber exports soared by 30.7% in Q1
  • Stabilisation in log prices in Estonia
  • Estonian sawmills raised cutting output in Q1 2010
  • Hardwood log exports from the USA are rising again
  • Steady US import volume in beech lumber segment
  • USA: Sawn softwood
  • Austria: Roundwood
  • Austria: Sawn softwood
  • Germany: Sawn softwood

Wood products

  • Germany: FJC

Wood-based panels

  • Furniture manufacturers not ordering quite as much particleboard as before
  • Germany: MDF/HDF
  • Germany: OSB
  • Germany: Particleboard
  • North America: Structural panels
  • Okoumé plywood
  • Acimall: Recovery continues at the beginning of 2010
  • Europe: Phenol
  • Finland: Plywood
  • Woodworking machinery
  • Germany: Plywood


  • Decor paper

Building products

  • Germany: Windows
  • Europarket 2010 sees big decline in exhibitor numbers
  • Multi-layer parquet industry concerned about cost increases for raw materials


  • World Exhibitions Network: Now only 17 fairs
  • Xylexpo recovers after a weak start
  • Major European machine producers are not exhibiting at the IWF in Atlanta


  • Home Depot revises sales forecast upwards
  • MD Papéis aims to raise decor paper capacity
  • DLH looks forward again with more optimism
  • Danfold: Financing questions mean payments are stopped
  • Steico significantly improves result in 2009
  • Steico: New production line for insulating materials

  • Exchange rates
  • In brief
  • People
  • People