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Brisk business sums up year to date 17 September, 2019
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
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Report shows low US hardwood risk
Monday, August 26, 2019 New evaluation of the American hardwood sector will strengthen customer confidence in its environmental credentials. Mike Jeffree reports
Time to run a tight ship
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Traders are in little doubt Brexit is hitting hardwood market confidence. Mike Jeffree reports
Imports erode MDF price gains
Monday, July 29, 2019 UK demand for MDF is stable, if unremarkable, but European imports are putting downward pressure on prices. Keren Fallwell reports
Swedish mills positive despite UK oversupply
Monday, June 17, 2019 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
Timber prices soften
Thursday, May 16, 2019 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.
Traders resigned to flat market
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 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 hits hardwood
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Brexit and a global slowdown are creating competitive conditions in the UK hardwood sector. Mike Jeffree reports.
Global uncertainty hits confidence
Monday, April 22, 2019 Finnish mills are satisfied with demand but political events around the world have the potential to cause some disruption. Keren Fallwell reports
Softwood futures
Monday, April 22, 2019 This year’s Timber Trade Federation (TTF) UK Softwood Conference attracted a large audience keen to hear about the market’s potential direction amid the continuing political and economic uncertainty, reports Stephen Powney
Unbowed by brexit
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Regardless of political and economic uncertainty, some hardwood traders are still budgeting for growth. Mike Jeffree reports

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