High stocks and market uncertainty reflected in timber import patterns, says TDUK

High stocks and market uncertainty reflected in timber import patterns, says TDUK
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Timber import totals fell for a fourth consecutive month in August 2022, according to the latest Timber Development UK statistics. Overall import volumes in the first eight months of 2022 stood at 6.8 million m3 – the lowest January to August total since 2016. Softwood import reductions are largely responsible,...
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Government must provide stability amidst poor business environment
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Timber Development UK CEO David Hopkins has addressed the Construction Product Association’s sharply downgraded forecast for construction output in 2023 following September’s Mini Budget, commenting: “Brexit, COVID-19, Ukraine, and unprecedented political instability now leave the construction industry facing an extremely difficult year, with the CPA predicting 3.9% decline in overall...
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Timber Development UK signs Anti-Greenwash Charter
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) has signed up to The Anti-Greenwash Charter as the next step in its sustainability journey. The Charter is sponsored by the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), and requires organisations to make a public declaration to uphold good standards of marketing practice, adopt a Green Claims...
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wood awards shortlist revealed
Wood Awards 2022 shortlist announced
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The Wood Awards has today announced the 2022 shortlist, revealing a stunning, innovative array of British architecture and product design using wood, all now in the running to receive the highest architecture and design accolade of the UK timber industry.
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Timber Development UK release market statement
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Timber Development UK has released its latest quarterly market statement which outlines the supply, demand and price trends seen in early 2022.
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Firm Prices and Steady Imports Characterise Early Q2
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Steady demand and increasing operational costs ensured that timber prices and import volumes remained firm in April 2022, according to the latest TDUK statistics.
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TDUK moves to set skills agenda for timber construction
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) has signed a strategic partnership with Edinburgh Napier University and the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) to improve knowledge and skills in timber design and construction. The partnership will see Edinburgh Napier University – a leading technical research institute for timber engineering and...
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Hardwood import volumes 'highest-this-century' in Q1 2022
Hardwood import volumes ‘highest-this-century’ in Q1 2022, says TDUK
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Hardwood import volumes shot up by 30% in Q1 2022 as compared to the same period in 2021 - the highest Q1 import volumes seen for this market during this century.
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Understanding how packaging regulations apply to the timber trade
Understanding how packaging regulations apply to the timber trade
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Packaging is an important component for the safe transport of products, including timber, yet it is also a major contributor to waste production in the UK.
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Timber import volumes return to pre-pandemic levels
Timber import volumes return to pre-pandemic levels
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A slower housing and RM&I market in Q1 2022 is being reflected in timber import volumes, which fell below the record levels seen in 2021, according to the latest Timber Development UK statistics.
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