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Fencing market fails to excite
22 May, 2017
Higher than normal fencing stocks and a less than spectacular Easter period has left many fencing manufacturers looking at reduced sales volumes
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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
Consistent product maintains steady demand
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 UK traders have no complaints about the current MDF market. Keren Fallwell reports
Currency changes shape market
Friday, May 20, 2016 Fluctuating exchange rates are currently perhaps the biggest single influence on the plywood market. Keren Fallwell reports
The key to stability
Monday, March 21, 2016 Europe currently holds the key to overall market stability in the tropical timber market
Chipping in
Monday, March 21, 2016 UK chipboard volume import stats show a reduction for 2015 and the market is reportedly clouded at the start of this year
Celtic phoenix rises
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Ireland’s economy is growing but for the country’s sawmills, the UK remains their focus. Keren Fallwell reports
Baltic mills look for improvements
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Export market conditions for Baltic sawmillers were challenging in 2015 but they are hoping for improvements this year. Stephen Powney reports
Mills hold price solidarity
Friday, November 20, 2015 West and Central African hardwood producers have held their price solidarity in spite of several negative market factors
China Hits Brakes after Stock Slide
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 The recent stock market maelstrom in China has had an impact on the Asian timber markets
Stability creates positive market sentiment
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Chipboard demand in the UK is not breaking any records but the market is stable and traders have a positive outlook. Keren Fallwell reports.
Plywood demand remains on even keel
Monday, September 21, 2015 The plywood sector is expected to remain on a stable course for the remainder of the year but there are still some issues causing concern. Keren Fallwell reports.
Plywood fights back
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 The plywood manufacturing industry has shown resilience to fight back against market challenges of recent years, US expert Dick Baldwin told traders in London recently.
Currency changes create buying caution
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Currency movements are making buyers cautious but underlying demand for plywood is said to be good. Keren Fallwell reports.
British Bullish in spite of price pain
Monday, April 20, 2015 The exchange rate moving in favour of imports has dented British producers’ margins but they say they’ll stay firm on retaining market share. Sally Spencer reports
Steady demand satisfies market
Friday, March 20, 2015 There is a pleasing stability in the UK chipboard market. Keren Fallwell reports
Chipboard Market Still Upbeat
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Satisfying demand is the main issue facing UK chipboard manufacturers. Keren Fallwell reports.
Happy medium for plywood traders
Saturday, July 12, 2014 The UK plywood market is enjoying stability but margins remain tight. Keren Fallwell reports.
Potential rise sets new summer trend
Monday, June 16, 2014 There’s talk of a potential rise in MDF prices over the summer but the move doesn’t have universal industry support. Ian Martin reports
Demand boom places pressure on chipboard
Saturday, May 17, 2014 UK demand for chipboard has increased to such an extent that buyers are topping up stocks with imports from Europe. Ian Martin reports
UK OSB prices fall slightly
Monday, May 05, 2014 OSB demand has slipped recently but it is expected to receive an injection of activity from the improving construction market. Ian Martin reports

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