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China Hits Brakes after Stock Slide
20 October, 2015
The recent stock market maelstrom in China has had an impact on the Asian timber markets
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Window Opens
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Market fundamentals look positive for the joinery products sector, though skills shortages and cost pressures are a concern. Stephen Powney reports.
Diversity Drivers
Friday, February 20, 2015 A range of market factors are coming together to drive choice and variety in the hardwood market. Mike Jeffree reports
Construction provides pallets bright spot
Friday, September 26, 2014 Pallet manufacturers have also been forced to compete for raw materials, however, demand remained “muted”, according to one source, and overcapacity made business even more competitive. “The economy might be a bit better, but people are still trying to save money with pallet pools and buying secondhand, and when 75% of the cost has gone up 25%, trying to pass that on is extremely difficult.”
Fencing Market Calmer
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Frantic spring demand followed the winter storms, but now the fencing market is returning to something nearer to normal. Robin Meade reports.
UK fencing demand keeps Irish mills busy
Saturday, May 17, 2014 The UK’s demand for fencing could impact the supply chain through to next year. Keren Fallwell reports
Storms lift fencing sales
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Following the wet winter, the fencing sector is caught between fulfilling orders and securing raw material. Stephen Powney reports
Wind of change
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Prospects of raw material price inflation are on the horizon in fencing and pallet sectors. Stephen Powney reports
Fencing demand rises with the temperature
Saturday, August 10, 2013 Demand for fencing has improved, but not enough to mitigate the poor spring. Robin Meade reports
Joiners encouraged by signs of pick-up
Saturday, June 15, 2013 The joinery market is still tough but there are signs it is improving, giving manufacturers more optimism than they’ve had for years. Keren Fallwell reports
Fencing market warms up
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 The arrival of some long-awaited milder weather will help the fencing trade but the long lean spell could be leaving some companies tight on cash. Stephen Powney reports
Pallet demand remains flat
Saturday, January 26, 2013 Business remains tough for the pallet sector. Robin Meade reports
Winter weather fails to heat up fencing market
Saturday, January 26, 2013 With demand flat, fencing and pallet manufacturers are both hoping for better times ahead. Robin Meade reports
Consumers confidence falls but housing outlook gives hope
Monday, December 10, 2012 Consumers may be holding back on major purchases but modest economic growth is forecast. Peter Varley reports
Hopes pinned on construction recovery
Saturday, October 27, 2012 Some building sectors have gone from bad to worse, but there are indications the decline may have bottomed out. Peter Varley reports
Sales of core product lines sustain fencing sector
Monday, September 17, 2012 Sales of core timber fencing products have held up despite the largely wet summer in the UK. Stephen Powney reports
Pallet demand reflects economic gloom
Monday, September 17, 2012 The pallet market remains depressed. Stephen Powney reports
Export demand for timber increases
Saturday, August 04, 2012 Demand from the construction industry has fallen, but timber products exports are on the rise. Peter Varley reports
Finance and housing starts subdue joinery mood
Saturday, June 09, 2012 Government measures to improve the housing market have had little benefit for joiners. Keren Fallwell reports
Construction output remains flat
Saturday, June 09, 2012 Construction activity is still low but the outlook has improved. Peter Varley reports
Rising costs squeeze pallet manufacturers' margins
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Global economic problems continue to impact on demand for pallets

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