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No price rise likely until autumn
Saturday, June 01, 2013 MDF producers’ costs are rising but a pick-up in demand is needed before mills raise prices. Ian Martin reports.
Chinese plywood buying spree clouds true picture
Saturday, May 04, 2013 Stocks of Chinese plywood built up in the run-up to implementation of the EUTR but demand didn’t keep pace. Meanwhile OSB prices have risen and more increases are on the way. Ian Martin reports
More price rises on the cards for OSB
Saturday, May 04, 2013 A leading supplier of OSB to the UK market has upped its prices by around 5% for May - and is already anticipating a further hike of 5-7% for June.
Euro competition weakens appetite for price increases
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 UK chipboard manufacturers are reasonably satisfied with demand but they’re feeling the pressure of rising costs and competition from Europe. Ian Martin reports
Spiralling costs force producers to raise prices
Saturday, April 06, 2013 Second quarter price rises for MDF are on the way as producers try to compensate for soaring costs. Ian Martin reports
Osb prices on the rise
Saturday, February 23, 2013 OSB prices have risen but they are still considered to be too low
EUTR could redraw plywood trading patterns
Saturday, February 23, 2013 Chinese mills have been busy filling orders before the introduction of the EUTR but there is much speculation over what will happen when these stocks are exhausted. Ian Martin reports
Capacity shortfall creates opportunities for UK sector
Saturday, February 09, 2013 UK chipboard sales are holding up, no doubt helped by a reduction in UK and European production capacity, and producers are hopeful the trend will continue. Ian Martin reports
UK market accepts MDF price rises
Saturday, January 26, 2013 Rising costs are forcing MDF producers to consider another price increase in the first quarter. Ian Martin reports
OSB could benefit from EUTR
Monday, December 17, 2012 Plywood buyers could turn increasingly to OSB once the EUTR comes into force
Plywood sector “in limbo” as trade awaits EUTR
Monday, December 17, 2012 Plywood sales in the UK have been slow, held back partly by an unwillingness to buy forward while the sector awaits the impact of the EU Timber Regulation, which comes into effect in March. Ian Martin reports
Sonae closure reinvigorates some market sectors
Thursday, November 29, 2012 Suppliers of T&G and melamine-faced chipboard have noted some market improvement since Sonae’s UK factory closed but chipboard is still generally under pressure and under priced. Ian Martin reports
Producers plan price rises to cover higher costs
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Some MDF producers are hoping to raise prices soon but whether the increases are accepted by the market is another matter. Ian Martin reports
Plywood traders hope for autumn upturn
Monday, September 17, 2012 UK plywood traders have fared better than their European counterparts recently but they’re hoping the market will pick up further this month. Ian Martin reports
Shutdowns confined to scheduled maintenance
Saturday, September 01, 2012 Demand for chipboard has held up over the summer and, although the market is still tough, producers are hopeful that the second half will be busier than the first. Ian Martin reports
“Demob happy” market maintains MDF demand
Saturday, August 18, 2012 The MDF sector’s worst fears have not been realised and producers and traders are reasonably content with business. Ian Martin reports
Plywood traders prepare for summer slowdown
Saturday, July 07, 2012 The element of caution in the plywood sector is expected to change little until after the summer. Ian Martin reports
Further price rises in question
Saturday, June 23, 2012 Recent chipboard prices rises have held but distributors are now facing zero margins. Meanwhile uncertainty over the future of Sonae Industria UK’s Knowsley plant is causing ripples in the sector. Ian Martin reports
Latest MDF price rise fails to offset producers’ costs
Saturday, May 26, 2012 Given the state of the economy, UK MDF producers are generally contented with the level of demand but costs remain an issue
Little movement in OSB sales
Saturday, May 12, 2012 OSB prices are softening

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