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Cautious optimism about future EU plywood demand

Looking to the future, despite recent supply issues and price hikes, EU importers say that they remain cautiously optimistic to [...]

German wood products price on an upward trend in May

Since the beginning of the year German sawyers have complained about the cheap price of sawmill residues. Now the price [...]

Solid EU plywood demand, rising import prices

Against this background, European plywood importers variously describe demand ranging from ‘stable and sound’ and ‘at a good level’, to [...]

Overview and outlook of the U.S. plywood market

The U.S. plywood market totaled 13.1M cubic metres in 2017, a decline of 3.1M cubic metres (or [...]

Turkish Starwood invests in a new particleboard production mill

Starwood Orman Ürünleri Sanayi A.S., a Turkish  particleboard producer, announced an investment in a new particleboard plant in [...]

China’s plywood trade disrupted by domestic environmental controls

Chinese plywood supply is reported by EU importers to be disrupted by tough new national environmental controls, which are forcing [...]

European parquet market strengthens its upward trend; outlook positive

Parquet consumption continues to progress in the EU, benefiting from the encouraging economic context, especially from the growth of the [...]

Junnikkala Ltd. to expand production at Kalajoki and Oulainen sawmills in Finland

Junnikkala Ltd. is growing its sawn wood production in Kalajoki, Finland, and increasing the drying capacity by acquiring the first [...]

Germany: Holzwerke Ladenburger to expand lumber production

Holzwerke Ladenburger in Germany placed an order with Valutec for supply of TC continuous kiln. The TC continuous kiln will [...]

Firming demand for plywood in EU but sales suffer from supply problems and price rises

The European plywood market faces a combination of buoyant demand, mounting competition for product from other leading consumer countries plus [...]