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Producers Bemoan "Dull" European Markets 20 March, 2017
Markets in Asia, the Middle and Far East are giving more grounds for optimism for West African producers than “dull” European markets, reports TTJ’s West Africa markets specialist
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Softwood Shortages Loom
Monday, March 20, 2017 There are signs of a softwood shortage for the year ahead with further price increases in the second and third quarters, reports Jerry Wilson
Further Whitewood price increases expected
Monday, February 20, 2017 Timber exports from the Baltics to the UK increased in 2016 but further price increases for whitewood are widely being mooted for Q2, reports Stephen Powney
No Brexit Big Bang
Monday, February 20, 2017 The UK hardwood sector says the EU referendum complicated trade, but had minimal impact on overall sales last year. Mike Jeffree reports
Business as usual?
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 The Brexit vote shocked the Irish timber industry but the fundamentals of trade remain the same, it says. Sally Spencer reports
Scaling up
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 West Cork sawmiller GP Wood is on the mill investment trail, with a major new project at its Enniskeane sawmill
Market progress Dampened for African mills
Monday, November 21, 2016 The encouraging trading prospects for West and Central African exporters that were expected toconsolidate the first half of 2016’s good progress through into the summer months have tended to fizzle out as we enter the fourth quarter, report’s TTJ’s Africa market specialist
Positive Signs
Monday, November 21, 2016 In spite of uncertainty in the market since the June referendum, demand has remained steady for most traders whose immediate concerns relate to supply gaps rather than order shortages, reports Jerry Wilson
Keep calm and carry on
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Sterling’s post-referendum fall is currently probably the biggest issue for UK plywood traders. Keren Fallwell reports
Hardwood recovers buoyancy post-Brexit
Friday, August 19, 2016 The UK hardwood sector seems to be weathering the immediate currency and confidence impacts of the EU referendum; it’s passing price rises on and forecasts a good to firm second half. Mike Jeffree reports
Shippers react to Brexit
Friday, August 19, 2016 The UK’s vote to leave the EU has had a dramatic affect on imported softwood prices, but demand continues to hold up

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