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TTJ Softwood Update: Market heading more into balance 17 April, 2023
With Q1 over, UK traders have voiced mixed feelings over sales. While importers in some areas of the UK reported reasonable activity levels, others felt that softwood demand was a long way below average. Interest rate hikes, higher energy costs and a volatile exchange rate have all played their part in creating falling confidence within the industry.
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High demand catches importers off guard
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 Demand has improved beyond expectation but whether this is a “bubble” of activity or a longer term trend remains to be seen. TTJ’s Softwood Specialist reports
Essential Products Provider
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 TIMCON summarises market dynamics and activities for the UK pallet sector in Q1 and since the Covid-19 crisis started
No time for living on the hardwood edge
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 With sales reported down 60-65% in April and no clear route yet out of lockdown, traders expect the pandemic to be a long haul for the hardwood sector. Mike Jeffree reports
New Phase of Covid-19 Begins
Friday, June 05, 2020 The UK has moved into a new phase in its response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the government clearly wants to try and re-start elements of the UK economy. Stephen Powney reports
Coping with COVID-19
Friday, April 17, 2020 The Irish timber sector was looking forward to a year of recovery following the trials of 2019, but coronavirus has changed everything. Sally Spencer reports
Interesting times ahead for softwood
Monday, March 30, 2020 The softwood sector is facing a variety of challenges this year, from warm weather impacting harvesting, to industrial action and insect invasions. TTJ’s Softwood Specialist reports
Better Prospects
Monday, March 30, 2020 Chipboard market sentiment has improved since the General Election and clear decision over Brexit, reports Stephen Powney
Falling timber prices hit fencing sector
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Fencing timber has fallen victim to the weaker prices that dogged structural timber for much of 2019
Highway to Hardwood Market growth
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Last month’s International Hardwood Conference demonstrated a new energy and focus in the sector. Mike Jeffree reports
Tougher times ahead
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 An over abundance of European and Scandinavian softwood combined with Brexit worries have impacted demand and forced sawn timber prices down for Irish mills. Sally Spencer reports

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