Emerging from the darkness.

Green shoots of recovery for timber

Published:  29 October, 2009

MALDON: The depths to which the timber trade industry fell are shown in the Timber Trade Federation's 2008 Statistical Review. It confirms that last year the industry experienced its worst conditions in more than 50 years.

The industry is beginning to slowly climb out of recession and, while there is still a long way to go, TTF chief executive John White maintains that with more positive sales in 2009, the industry is at least travelling in the right direction.

"2008 is likely to be remembered as one of the worst years in living memory for many in the timber industry. With more than half of 2009 out of the way it is fair to say things are finally looking a lot brighter, but nervousness about the final quarter remains.

"The TTF will continue to support growth and development throughout the timber industry during these uncertain times."

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