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Local News

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Structural timber supply in South Africa
12, Jul 2019

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the South African timber engineering industry’s professional body, wishes to reiterate the importance of using reputable timber suppliers or merchants whose timber...

First Cut as ‘sharp’ as ever, with continued customer success and new agencies
12, Jul 2019

First Cut has, quite literally, been at the cutting edge of South African industry for the past 63 years. As a proudly South African blade manufacturer, supplier of cutting equipment consumables and importer of cutting...

Consumers urged to steer clear of unregistered contractors
05, Jul 2019

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body for the engineered timber construction industry, urges consumers to do due diligence when embarking on construction...

International News

Woodchip price in Australia through the roof thanks to Asian demand
12, Jul 2019

Forestry companies around Australia are enjoying record high woodchip prices, with demand from Asia — especially China — pushing the price for premium chips beyond $260 per bone-dry tonne. Australia's largest...

China’s imports of US forest products fell by 430 million dollars in the first four months of 2019
10, Jul 2019

The flow of lumber, logs and pulp from the US to China has fallen sharply since the US government initiated tariffs on Chinese imports to the US in May of 2018. In the first four months of 2019, China's imports of US forest...

Global trade of softwood lumber increased in the 1Q/19
05, Jul 2019

Global trade of softwood lumber reached 120 million m3 in 2018, the second highest level on record. The uptick in demand for lumber continued in early 2019, with most of the major lumber-exporting countries increasing...

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