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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
Bank Holidays interrupt UK trading momentum
Monday, May 05, 2014 Plywood business in the UK is steady. Ian Martin reports
MDF market holds steady
Saturday, April 19, 2014 The MDF market is well balanced and there will be no sudden moves that could jeopardise the equilibrium. Ian Martin reports
Confidence returns to chipboard sector
Saturday, April 05, 2014 Improving demand means chipboard producers have to adopt new tactics to keep the market supplied. Ian Martin reports
OSB expansion plans reflect long-term optimism
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Mills are preparing for the forecast increase in OSB consumption
Plywood sector buoyed by improving demand
Saturday, February 22, 2014 Improved construction activity has restored some confidence to the plywood sector and, although the OSB market has softened slightly, the longer-term outlook is positive. Ian Martin reports
MDF supply and demand still finely balanced
Saturday, February 08, 2014 Demand for MDF has improved but it is still too uncertain for producers to confidently predict the timing of the next price rise. Ian Martin reports.
Housing recovery lifts UK chipboard demand
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Demand for chipboard has rebounded to such an extent that supply issues are emerging. Ian Martin reports
Stronger building market gives ply sector hope
Saturday, December 28, 2013 UK demand for plywood is improving, buoyed by increasing construction activity. Ian Martin reports
Confidence set to grow
Saturday, December 14, 2013 The MDF market’s progress is showing no signs yet of slowing for Christmas and the positive trend is expected to continue next year. Ian Martin reports
Chipboard imports rise as UK demand improves
Monday, December 02, 2013 The upturn in demand for chipboard has occurred earlier than expected. Ian Martin reports.
OSB market remains robust
Saturday, November 02, 2013 OSB price rises are expected early in the new year
Plywood sector reveals glimmers of optimism
Saturday, November 02, 2013 It’s too early to pop the champagne corks, but plywood traders are seeing signs of buyers’ confidence returning. Ian Martin reports
Strongest signs yet of recovery for MDF market
Saturday, October 19, 2013 The MDF market has turned a corner and traders are hopeful that the positive trend can be sustained. Ian Martin reports
Firming demand hints at market recovery
Saturday, September 21, 2013 The chipboard sector is hopeful that recent improving demand is a sign of a sustained recovery. Ian Martin reports
Demand and prices hold steady
Saturday, September 07, 2013 Over the summer the plywood market has adhered to seasonal expectations. Ian Martin reports
OSB makes gains
Saturday, September 07, 2013 OSB demand and prices are improving. Ian Martin reports
Producers upbeat as construction picks up
Saturday, August 24, 2013 There are positive vibes across the MDF sector as orders pick up and price rises loom. However, increasing costs still cause concern. Ian Martin reports
Asian ply prices steady but freight costs rise
Saturday, July 27, 2013 Rising container freight rates could affect plywood supply as exporters delay shipments in the hope that costs will come down. Ian Martin reports
Chipboard producers hold off on price rise
Saturday, June 29, 2013 The chipboard market is steady and producers will use the summer lull to replenish stocks. Ian Martin reports

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