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UK merchant sales plunge in April but market is recovering

UK, Economy, Sales

According to April data from the Builders Merchant Federation’s Builders Merchant Building Index, it is evident that the coronavirus lockdown has greatly affected sales for merchants in the UK. With many trades not working due to temporary closures or restricted services since mid-March, figures for April show the alarming …

China’s housing sales in Q1 2020 down 8 percent but sees steady revival in March

China, housing market, furniture retail, property sales, revival, coronavirus, Q1 2020

In a press release, China's National Bureau of Statistics reports that in the first quarter 2020, investment in real estate dropped almost 8 percent year on year. However, China’s residential housing market began a steady revival in March as real estate companies reopened across the country following the easing of the nationwide shutdown, …

Atlas Engineered Products announces contract wins at operations across Canada

Atlas Engineered Products, sales, multi-product contracts, engineered wood products, truss packages

Despite the uncertainty presented by COVID-19, Atlas Engineered Products maintains a focused sales strategy, and, as a result, all of its locations are seeing growth in their sales pipelines. Quoting activities have been steadily increasing at its Western Canadian operations. In addition, the Prairies and Ontario regions are seeing a comeback as …

Raute's profit outlook for 2020 weakened

Raute, profit outlook, net sales, operating profits, weakened

Raute's profit outlook for 2020 has weakened. Net sales are estimated to decline from 2019 and operating profit is estimated to weaken clearly from the year 2019. Previously the company has estimated net sales for 2020 to remain at the same level as in 2019 and operating profit to weaken compared to 2019. In 2019, the Group's net sales were EUR …

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