Meranti the traditional wood used for windows and door frames in South Africa has fallen out of favor. Instead of the competition being another species the threat to the market is coming from aluminum.
Pine is also a wood which appears to be going out of favor prices at the moment are stable but should demand fall further analysts predict price reductions. Pine appears to be following plywood paneling where prices have fallen sharply.
American Hardwoods are the only woods which are holding their prices.


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