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Supply issues dominate market 21 March, 2018
Securing supply is currently preoccupying the chipboard trade. Keren Fallwell reports
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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
Plywood sales On steady course
Monday, September 25, 2017 UK plywood demand is reasonably healthy, and expected to remain so, but shipping issuesand environmental crackdowns in China could affect supply. Keren Fallwell reports
UK prices “too low” and “too slow”
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 European softwood sawmillers say low UK prices compared with other world markets may result in some UK importers being short of wood following the summer, according to TTJ’s softwood market specialist
Irish counter currency change
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Irish softwood sawmillers are investing heavily to boost competitiveness following the Brexit vote’s impact on currency markets, reports Stephen Powney
Unbowed by Brexit or log bans
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 The hardwood sector is facing its share of trading challenges, but generally reports business on or above budget. Mike Jeffree reports

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