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EPF stats show wood-based panel production declined in 2019
16 July, 2020
Wood-based panel production in European Panel Federation (EPF) countries has dipped for the first time in four years.
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TTJ webinar on Covid-19 crisis to air this Thursday
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 TTJ’s first webinar Coming out of Covid-19: Timber industry adapting for the Future will be aired on Thursday May 21 at 3pm UK time.
ITTO publishes impact analysis on tropical timber sector
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 The International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) has published its first analysis on the effects of Covid-19 on the global tropical timber sector.
Key role of wooden pallets recognised by governments
Monday, May 04, 2020 EPAL UK & Ireland says government statements during the Covid-19 crisis have given important recognition of the key role of wooden pallets and packaging in supply chains of essential goods.
Home office furniture in higher demand
Monday, April 27, 2020 Home office furniture has seen an increase in demand during Covid-19 restrictions, according to a survey by US-based media title Furniture Today.
ETTF and EOS take stock of Covid-19 impact on European timber industry
Monday, April 20, 2020 Construction sectors in Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia have been performing better than the UK, Spain, Italy and France during the coronavirus crisis, says the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS).
Furloughing of staff in UK timber industry now widespread – TTF survey
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 More than 60% of Timber Trade Federation (TTF) members who responded to the federation’s coronavirus survey are now accessing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
US housing industry stats looking more positive
Friday, December 20, 2019 The rate of housebuilding permits issued in the US has reached its most healthy position for five years.
European hardwood markets feel the pinch, IHC hears
Monday, December 02, 2019 European hardwood demand is projected to fall 1.3% for the full year 2019, delegates at the International Hardwood Conference (IHC) in Berlin have heard.
Tropical timber losing share in German market
Tuesday, May 07, 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.
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).

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