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Trade in softwood has been tumultuous this year but this month may see more stability. Jerry Wilson reports
It’s been a good year for fencing, while the pallet sector witnessed a boom in demand in the first quarter thanks to pre-Brexit stockpiling. Sally Spencer reports
New evaluation of the American hardwood sector will strengthen customer confidence in its environmental credentials. Mike Jeffree reports
Traders are in little doubt Brexit is hitting hardwood market confidence. Mike Jeffree reports
UK demand for MDF is stable, if unremarkable, but European imports are putting downward pressure on prices. Keren Fallwell reports
The UK is the largest export market for Swedish softwood, but an oversupply at UK ports is depressing prices. Stephen Powney talks to the Swedish Forest Industries Federation about its current take on markets and the health of its sawmilling industry
Our latest market update on the fencing and pallets sector sees a lot more stability and even downward pressure on raw material prices, while good weather has also provided a welcome boost to demand, reports Stephen Powney.
A combination of weaker demand around the world and oversupply has softened the market for plywood and OSB. Traders are hoping a Brexit decision in October and traditional autumn demand will lift business. Keren Fallwell reports
Brexit and a global slowdown are creating competitive conditions in the UK hardwood sector. Mike Jeffree reports.
Finnish mills are satisfied with demand but political events around the world have the potential to cause some disruption. Keren Fallwell reports