Economy Tag

The Brazilian Association for Mechanically Processed Timber (Abimci), represents the Brazilian solid wood industry  in various product segments, such as plywood, sawnwood, flooring, mouldings, doors, pellets, among others. Abimci is the main source of information for Brazilian and foreign governmental agencies, as well as...

This blog post is by TTF Managing Director David Hopkins Happy New Year to you all. I’m sure by now you have recovered from the excesses of a well-earned Christmas break and are back into the thick of things. For those who don’t know, this is the...

This blog post is by TTF Vice President Charles Hopping. This year’s International Softwood Conference was held in Hamburg in early October with speakers and presentations from around the globe. Although the UK Timber Trade Federation did not send a formal delegation, the conference was chaired by...

This blog post is by TTF President Keith Fryer. It firstly appeared on the TTJ Online. As I begin to look more towards the end of my career, instead of the start, my perspective changes. In the past I was always on a charge; time was...

"The triggering of Article 50 this week has started the long process of negotiation and withdrawal from the EU which could have major implications for the timber industry. It was good to see, therefore, that the formal letter dispatched by hand to President Tusk was far...

The Construction Product Association (CPA) has released its Construction Industry Forecasts 2017-2019 predicting construction output to grow by 0.8% in 2017, 0.7% in 2018 and 2.2% in 2019. Whilst the forecast shows that the industry will maintain its post-Referendum momentum, it also masks a considerable variation in fortunes...

Sales in the UK construction products manufacturing market continued to climb for a consecutive fifteenth quarter in Q4 of 2016, according to figures published in the CPA's latest State of Trade Survey. The construction products manufacturing industry has an annual turnover of £55 billion, directly providing...