Demand has been particularly good in the UK. Supplies have also been readily available. In Q4, 2014, lead times between ordering and delivery into the EU were no more than around four weeks on average.

There is particularly good availability of filmed plywood grades as domestic demand for this product in Russia was weakening towards the end of the year with the early onset of winter.

Prospects for supply in 2015 are also good with no shortages of log supplies and the colder conditions now prevailing in Russia expected to allow an early start to the harvesting season.