Distributor stocks are piling up

May 21, 2020. – In April plywood was moving fairly normally, as nobody knew how to react to the pandemic. Now in May, things start clearly slowing down. In Central Europe the stocks at panel distributors are full. This naturally tells that demand is lacking. The price development is frozen. If there is no usage for plywood, it doesn’t help much if you get it cheaper. The chain goes back to plywood producers, who gradually started limiting their output in May. Purchase orders come in at the last minute, as the view of the market remains uncertain.