European plywood businesses say they anticipate ‘a lot of challenges’ this year and one predicted ‘very difficult trading’. The continuing slowdown of the Eurozone economy is expected to be one factor impacting trade, with the IMF predicting growth to slow to 1.9% from 2.7% in 2017, and 2.3% in 2018. And in an EU-wide poll of economic analysts in the Financial Times at the end of December, some predicted growth could slow to 1.3%, 1.2% and even 1%. One continental-based international trader said that their ...
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