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Tropical timber losing share in German market
07 May, 2019
Tropical timber is losing market share in Germany despite the country’s growth in wood consumption, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s (ITTO) latest market report.
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European parquet markets stable to positive
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 European wood flooring markets are showing stable to slightly positive trends, according to the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP).
UK softwood market prospects to improve if Brexit deal struck
Monday, March 11, 2019 Surprisingly positive UK softwood forecasts were shared at the Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) UK Softwood Conference last week.
Homegrown hardwood timber on the up
Monday, January 07, 2019 Grown in Britain’s latest pricing data for UK grown hardwood is showing across the board value increases for 2018.
Timber volumes grow at Riga
Friday, November 30, 2018 Russian media agency PortNews has reported that forest product volumes handled at Latvia’s Riga Port have increased by a third to 4.4 million tonnes in the first 10 months of 2018, compared to the same period a year earlier.
Forestry investment remains a top performer
Thursday, November 22, 2018 The UK Forest Market Report 2018, launched in London yesterday, has revealed a continuing great performance from forestry investment.
Modified wood producer makes progress
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Modified wood producer Accsys Technologies has reported increasing demand across all markets and progress in its six-month results.
TTJ Regular Softwood Update
Thursday, July 19, 2018 UK softwood sales volumes quietened through June, but most traders found increased price levels cushioned the blow and their monthly results turned out to be an acceptable compromise between turnover and margin.
Over 500 delegates attend NMBS All-Industry Conference
Monday, June 25, 2018 NMBS, the UK’s largest buying society for independent builders’, plumbing and heating, timber, and hardware merchants, attracted more than 500 delegates to its All-Industry Conference in Italy on June 14-17.
Builders’ merchant sales grow
Monday, June 25, 2018 Latest builders’ merchant sales stats show sales were up 8.8% in April compared with the same month a year ago.
Global softwood lumber prices continue climb
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in Q1 with the growth being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
Construction figures show dip
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Severe wintry weather at the start of 2018, rising costs and Brexit are to blame for a sharp drop in construction output, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
US softwood lumber consumption on track for record highs
Monday, June 11, 2018 US consumption of softwood lumber is likely to reach record-highs by 2030, resulting in export opportunities for sawmills in Europe and Latin America, according to a new study from ForestEdge and Wood Resources International.
Declining wood products trade between China and the USA
Friday, June 08, 2018 The value of the wood products trade between China and the US fell 16% in March 2018, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market report.
UK homegrown timber prices surge 30% in a year
Friday, May 18, 2018 Timber prices in the UK have soared by almost 30% in a year, according to newly-released figures.
BWF welcomes Hackitt Review
Thursday, May 17, 2018 The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has welcomed the recommendations of the Hackitt Review into the Grenfell Fire.
UK construction output falls 2.7% in Q1
Monday, May 14, 2018 Office for National Statistics figures show that UK construction output decreased 2.7% in the first quarter of 2018.
Building product sales up in February
Monday, April 23, 2018 Builders’ merchant timber and joinery sales showed a strong performance in the latest data released in the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).
Regular Softwood Briefing from TTJ
Friday, April 20, 2018 The effects of prolonged wintry conditions that lasted through to March, slowed softwood sales in the UK to a point that kept landed stocks fairly replete.
Court grants Rougier permission to restructure African business
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 International tropical hardwood specialist Rougier has gained court permission for restructuring measures after filing for insolvency protection.

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