Print edition

EUWID Wood Products and Panels Issue 44/2018


  • White oak purchase prices only down slightly despite trade dispute
  • Meranti shippers’ asking prices pushed through
  • Reduction in bangkirai prices only temporary
  • Russia: 3.2% rise in production till September
  • Russia: 9% increase in roundwood logging
  • Sweden: 9% increase in export value to SEK84.2bn
  • Swedish exports down 2% on last year at end of July
  • Canadian sawmill industry reduces lumber production
  • Finland: 9% increase in lumber exports
  • France: Increase in sales of softwood lumber
  • Short supply of roundwood constrains hardwood cutting
  • BDF anticipating 30m m³ of damaged wood
  • Lumber production exceeds last year’s figure by 4.2%
  • Number of auctions stable for 2018/2019 fine-wood season
  • Woodchip prices in Germany under pressure from a growing supply of industrial softwood

Wood-based panels

  • Wood-based panel manufacturers preparing for further reduction in formaldehyde limits
  • Oversupply of small-format film-faced birch plywood leads to significant price drop
  • Only minor growth in plywood exports from Finland
  • Significant increase in Brazilian real limits scope of plywood manufacturers
  • Distance between North America and Europe widens
  • Wood-based panel sales in Brazil up in September too
  • UBA proposal on formaldehyde approved by BLAC
  • EPA aiming to align TSCA Title VI more closely with CARB 2


  • Minor growth in sales revenue in kitchen furniture industry
  • Sales revenue from other furniture down again in August


  • People


  • Setra more than triples its operating income
  • Mosser’s sales revenue raised to 129m € in 2017
  • RFP Group aiming to put new sawmill into operation in 2025
  • Schnoor puts insulation line for cellulose into service
  • Vimek forest machines delivered to Belarus
  • Edeka aiming to acquire all shares in Inovag Ladenbau
  • Hüls group seeking strategic partner
  • Ikea sales in Germany surpass 5bn € for first time
  • Voglauer buys cut-to-size saw and edge processing machine
  • Jeld-Wen might be forced to divest door skin facility
  • Jeld-Wen’s forecast for this year adjusted again
  • Velux to expand skylight business by two acquisitions
  • Bottlenecks in output impairing Homag Group’s results
  • Cefla pooling LED activities into a new division
  • Dürr group putting acquisition plans on ice for now
  • Further enlargement in Neodecortech’s product range
  • SynDecor producer TI expanding into Latin America
  • Forex delivers first OSB from new Amos plant
  • West Fraser Timber boosts EBITDA by 66%
  • Cross-laminated timber sales launched by Piveteau Bois
  • Derome Plusshus and Bovieran agree partnership
  • Steico Czarnków: Timber-construction elements too
  • BASF begins marketing Kauranat hybrid adhesive
  • Sales alliance between Timber Products and Panolam
  • Swiss Krono begins production of NAF particleboard