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Particleboard Imports to China Grew by 42% in 2016

May 19, 2017
Particleboard is the biggest panel product imported to China and accounted for 65% of Chinese wood-based panel imports. Imports of all panels were at 1.4 mn cu m3 in 2016, up 31% from...[Register to view]


UK CIPS Data Point to Industry 4.0 Importance vs Furniture Imports

July 1, 2016
Latest UK CIPS data signals some gains in industry productivity, pointing to the importance of Industry 4.0 and how digitalisation and inter connectivity of products, value chains and business models can enhance productivity and...[Read more]


US Wood/Fiber Products Strongest Growth in April

July 1, 2016
The US wood products industry led the manufacturing sector in terms of production growth and new orders for export in April 2016, being the strongest growth level of all manufacturing industries. Wood in this  context...[Read more]


Fibreboard Price Movement Signals Low Profitability

April 19, 2016
Prices for Fibreboard & PB panel materials has declined for several years. Global arena producer capacity is too high to ensure medium-term profit sustainability. 30%+ of panel production in Europe was sold at a...[News subscription required]


Fibreboard Capacity Contention

April 15, 2016
Industry reported sub-regional  fibreboard engineered production capacity figures remain in contention according to detailed data presented  in the MDF Yearbook 2015-2016. It is argued that risk tolerance and business credibility issues in the...[News subscription required]


Fibreboard Included in China’s ‘Debilitating Industry Capacity Gluts’

April 15, 2016
China’s debt ratio has approached 250% of GDP , being an unprecedented level for a large developing economy. In the wake of the financial crisis, China depended on the same growth formula, only relying much...[News subscription required]


Fiber-wood based Panels Fresh Perspective of Infrastructure Changes

April 1, 2016
Industry infrastructure change in fiber/wood based panels is overdue because of a weakening financial structure in which M&A plays a traditional role. Some peer group companies have been revising their forward business...[Read more]


Serious Sub-Regional Business Sustainability Issues in Fibreboard & Particleboard (MDF/PB)

March 16, 2016
Serious business sustainability issues apply across  the changing sub-regional based Fibreboard and Particleboard (MDF/PB) manufacturing sectors. Negative and  positive business aspects  are queuing up to disrupt market demand.  Management pre-planning will be...[Register to view]


Construction & Furniture Markets to Become Cyclical as China’s Economy Matures.

March 12, 2016
China’s double-digit economic growth during the past 15 years has slowed in direct accordance with standard historic patterns experienced by developing country economies. The bottom line is the pass-down effect of economic...[News subscription required]


MDF/PB Management Opinions on Sustainability Level Analysed

February 19, 2016
The MDF Yearbook 2015-16 analysis of Managements’ opinions on business profits and sustainability level relating to global and sub-regional concerns and business opportunity  examines  aspects debated during the AWA/MDFYB Conference in November...[Register to view]


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