Plywood Blog

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Sailing the seas of plywood

May 20, 2022. – In 2011 the hardwood plywood price delivered to the German border was 539 €/m3. Eight years later, in 2019, the price was the same 539 €/m3. Inbetween 2011 and 2019 the highest annual average was 583 €/m3 in 2014. In other…
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Problems and opportunities

May 6, 2022. – The hardest shock effect in the plywood market has passed and corrective measures are in process. Companies have had no other choice but to keep calm and adapt to the situation. However, as the Russian share in birch plywood is huge,…
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Chase for raw materials

April 22, 2022. – The famous quote by the American author Mark Twain says “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”. Every time I hear it, which is in a few years’ intervals, I think about how the quote fits the world today. In 2022,…
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New markets in Asia

April 8, 2022. – While the western trade routes fade away, the Russian authorities tell that exports will be re-directed to Asian markets. It gives a feeling like the Asians are standing still without materials, and will quickly start buying Russian products once they get…
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Plywood streams drain

March 25, 2022. – The birch plywood buyers are in big trouble. I bet that nothing this quick and drastic has ever happened on the supply side. In 2021, Russia and Belarussia exported together 3 Mm3 of birch plywood in round figures. At the same…
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In search of alternatives

March 11, 2022. – In 2021, Russia exported 2,758,393 m3 of birch plywood. In 2022, it will be less. Companies that buy and further process plywood are mapping different options to overcome the inevitable shortage. The list looks like this: Alternative suppliers Alternative plywood types…
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Danger and deterioration

February 25, 2022. – Yesterday a war inflated in Ukraine. That is very unfortunate. Business and economy feel secondary in situations where people are losing lives and fleeing from their homes. In any case, this crisis will have diverse implications for the world economy, not…