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Integrated Innovation Masters
Saturday, June 20, 2015 South Sweden’s timber sector is diverse, dynamic and developing, as Mike Jeffree discovered on an industry road trip.
In good shape
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Fencing sales have been on the increase with the onset of warmer weather. Stephen Powney reports.
British Bullish in spite of price pain
Monday, April 20, 2015 The exchange rate moving in favour of imports has dented British producers’ margins but they say they’ll stay firm on retaining market share. Sally Spencer reports
Whitewood market oversupply dominates sector
Monday, April 20, 2015 Since last autumn, whitewood carcassing production in southern Sweden has continued to flow, and sawmills with growing inventories began to place as much volume as possible anywhere prepared to take it. But trying to ram more volume into an overflowing market has depressed prices, reports Jerry Wilson
Supply surge and currency caution
Monday, April 20, 2015 Finnish mills are facing the dual challenges of a weakening euro and a supply-driven market. Keren Fallwell reports
Diversity Drivers
Friday, February 20, 2015 A range of market factors are coming together to drive choice and variety in the hardwood market. Mike Jeffree reports
Hardwood Health
Friday, February 20, 2015 The hardwood business is not without its issues, but continuing demand growth and slowly but steadily improving supply are ingredients for a positive market outlook. Mike Jeffree reports
Steady Progress
Friday, February 20, 2015 At the start of 2015, most Irish sawmills have expressed optimism about business prospects for the year. Keren Fallwell reports
Price rises tell the story
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Some of the main African hardwood species saw strong price rises in 2014 and, as we enter 2015, supply and demand remain broadly in balance
Business brings cheer for Swedes
Monday, December 22, 2014 Swedish mills have enjoyed a good year’s trading, especially in the UK, and expect it to continue through 2015. Keren Fallwell reports.
Overproduction threatens stability
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 UK demand for both home-grown and imported softwood volumes continues to strengthen but in the wider market overproduction by some larger Swedish mills is causing concern
Cladding sector enjoys growth
Monday, August 18, 2014 The UK timber cladding market is growing and while the appetite for traditional materials remains, product innovation has led to new options for building façades. Sally Spencer reports
Producer fortunes turn a corner
Monday, August 18, 2014 Softwood producers can relax on their summer holidays knowing that the market is in better shape than this time last year, although improved supply is creating some pricing concerns
Demand improves in Asia-Pacific region
Monday, June 16, 2014 Prices are climbing in Asian markets as demand continues to improve.
UK fencing demand keeps Irish mills busy
Saturday, May 17, 2014 The UK’s demand for fencing could impact the supply chain through to next year. Keren Fallwell reports
Carcassing and fencing demand keeps trade busy
Saturday, April 05, 2014 As UK demand improves it is becoming apparent how much volume has shifted to other markets during the economic downturn
Preferable problems
Saturday, March 22, 2014 Supply shortages and rising prices are the order of the day in hardwood, but market confidence is growing. Mike Jeffree reports
Log prices pinch profits at British mills
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Demand for British-grown timber is seeing mills working at capacity and appealing to their suppliers to give them a break on roundwood prices. Sally Spencer reports
Middle East and domestic markets keep Asia busy
Saturday, February 22, 2014 It should be a steady year for Asian timber exporters but European demand will have little impact
Finnish mills optimistic of better times
Saturday, February 08, 2014 Finland’s sawmills are back in the black, thanks especially to strong demand from Asia. Keren Fallwell reports.

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