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Oak passion 22 May, 2018
English Woodlands has carved out a reputation as a passionate hardwood timber merchant on a growth trajectory. Stephen Powney visited its Cocking site
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Supply and demand squeeze
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 The UK hardwood sector is caught between a more cautious market and global supply constraints. Mike Jeffree reports
Desperately seeking softwood
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 The TTF’s Softwood Conference came at a key time for the European softwood sector, with delegates keen to hear about latest market developments and forecasts for 2018 and beyond. Stephen Powney reports.
The only way is up
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Ireland’s timber industry is subject to the same pressures on supply as the rest of the world and prices for both logs and sawn timber are on the rise. Sally Spencer reports
Supply issues dominate market
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Securing supply is currently preoccupying the chipboard trade. Keren Fallwell reports
UK sawmills seek supply solutions
Monday, February 26, 2018 Continuing high log prices and a lack of log availability have reached dangerous proportions in the UK, with mills cutting their production as a result. But an industry crunch meeting with the Scottish government has provided hope of a solution, reports Stephen Powney
Sourcing central to success
Monday, February 26, 2018 The hardwood sector is confident of demand, but says supply is the key focus for 2018. Mike Jeffree reports
Irish timber processors stay true to UK market
Friday, December 29, 2017 Ireland’s economy has made a good recovery but domestic demand for timber is still at a low level, making the UK a crucial and enduring export market. Sally Spencer reports
The highest bidder
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 With current prices in the UK failing to compensate for sterling’s downward currency adjustments, the road ahead for importers looks more uncertain as mills must favour those markets prepared to pay the going rate, reports Jerry Wilson
Softwood in tune and on trend
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 The International Softwood Conference highlighted primarily positive trends for the softwood sector around the globe, with demand growing and new applications taking root. Mike Jeffree reports
Demand solid but supply tightens
Friday, October 20, 2017 Chipboard business is keeping traders busy but supply issues are such that even European producers are selling P1 and P2 in the UK. Keren Fallwell reports

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