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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Timber’s future remains bright despite turbulent times
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More than 130 industry leaders came together yesterday to discuss the state of the timber trade at Timber Development’s UK’s (TDUK) Global Market Conference – in what is the most important event in the calendar year for timber suppliers. While speakers warned of stormy weather amidst gloomy economic projections for...
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The transition from CE to UKCA marking
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UKCA marking is a topic we have been following closely since shortly after Brexit; when the UK Government announced it would not continue to use European CE marking but would instead develop its own new UK Conformity Assured UKCA mark.  This new UKCA mark will be used for many different...
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Timber imports decline but stocks remain steady, says TDUK
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Timber supply in the UK remains strong despite falling import volumes in July 2022, according to the latest Timber Development UK statistics. Overall import volumes in the first seven months of 2022 stand at 6.1 million m3 – 1.1 million m3 lower than the same period in 2021. Despite this,...
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A positive market outlook – despite reduced growth
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The market outlook for the timber industry remains strong despite concerns over rising inflation and reduced growth. Nick Boulton, head of technical and trade at Timber Development UK, explains. The timber industry experienced an interesting start to 2022 following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and Timber Development UK’s latest market...
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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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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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Additional duties on Russian and Belarusian timber
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Today, additional duties on a number of goods originating in Russia and Belarus will come into force.
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Timber Development UK advises members to cease trading with Russia and Belarus
Timber Development UK advises members to cease trading with Russia and Belarus
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With an illegal invasion of Ukraine ongoing, Timber Development UK is advising all members to cease trade with Russia and Belarus.
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