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Unbowed by brexit 12 February, 2019
Regardless of political and economic uncertainty, some hardwood traders are still budgeting for growth. Mike Jeffree reports
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Hoping for the best
Monday, December 17, 2018 The future of Anglo-Irish trade is in the hands of the politicians at the moment, causing a great deal of uncertainty. Sally Spencer reports
All change on softwood market
Thursday, November 22, 2018 The softwood market is very dynamic, with the US/China tariff war, concerns about Brexit and log supply issues all playing their part. Jerry Wilson reports
Brexit concerns start to bite
Thursday, October 25, 2018 The chipboard sector has had its challenges and Brexit is looming large. Andrew Tunnicliffe reports
Making the most of challenging times
Thursday, October 25, 2018 Business in the joinery sector under the “shadow of Brexit” may be more stop start and capital investment may be patchy but manufacturers still see opportunities to drive market share. Mike Jeffree reports
Gearing up for Brexit
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Major Irish pallet producer CJ Sheeran explains how it has increased its ISPM15 heat-treatment capacity
Unchartered waters for pallets sector
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Pallet and fencing timber price levels have been rocketing in 2018. Uncertainty remains as to how near we are to the market peak. Stephen Powney reports
Politics start to dominate
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Currently stable, the UK plywood market remains positive but there are challenges looming. Meanwhile OSB continues to take market share. TTJ contributor Andy Tunnicliffe speaks to key market players
Globalised hardwood market brings pressures
Monday, August 27, 2018 In the words of one importer, global demand for hardwood of all kinds is on the rise, and the UK trade has to deal with the consequences. Mike Jeffree reports
Swedish forest fire risk poses new supply threat
Monday, August 27, 2018 After a strong softwood market in the first five months to the end of May, many UK timber merchants experienced slackening demand during June and up to mid-July. From then onwards, a gradual and stronger level of activity began to emerge. The downturn was at odds with global trends, which saw other markets across Europe and in other major economic areas witness steady and expanding consumption. Jerry Wilson reports
Changing ownership
Thursday, July 26, 2018 For the latest MDF report, we give a global picture of MDF mill developments. This extract from the first part of an annual survey of the global MDF industry by independent consultant Geoff Rhodes for sister title Wood-Based Panels International looks at expanded capacity

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