Import volumes ‘weaker’ but prices have stabilised, figures show

Import volumes ‘weaker’ but prices have stabilised, figures show
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Timber imports saw weaker volumes during Q1 2024 than in Q1 2023, the latest Timber Development UK (TDUK) statistics show, and they also continue a much greater price stability for many timber and panel products in recent months. Import volumes for Q1 were around 150,000m3 down on the previous year....
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TDUK Trade Note calls for clarity on UKCA/CE marking
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) is calling for the next government to remove the continuing uncertainty around CE marking and the UKCA mark on construction products. At the point that the UK exited the EU back in January 2020, the UK government was very firmly of the intent that recognition of...
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birch plywood
Check where your birch plywood comes from or risk fines
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The European Commission’s latest Birch Plywood ruling is a reminder for UK merchants to check the origins of their own timber supplies, says David Hopkins, CEO of Timber Development UK. The European Commission has extended its anti-dumping duties to include Türkiye and Kazakhstan following an investigation into the circumvention of...
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New TDUK Trade Note: Coniferous Plywood data concerns
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Timber Development UK uses the latest timber import data, published by HM Revenue & Customs, to collate and release monthly updates on timber imports to the UK, to help TDUK members better understand the market and make informed decisions for their businesses. According to the most recently released HMRC statistics, softwood...
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Import volumes in 2024 ‘fractionally ahead’ of 2023, figures show
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Imports of the main timber and panel products for the first two months of 2024 are fractionally ahead of the same period in 2023, up by 0.2% (3,000m3) following improvements in February after a disappointing January start. Overall, however, volumes remain subdued in line with weaker construction output and a...
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A viable alternative to Russian Birch Plywood
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When selecting plywood for woodworking projects, making an informed decision is crucial. Despite the ban on Russian imports, Birch Plywood from European suppliers is still a great choice for many, available in the UK through companies such as DHH Panel Products. Supplying Timber finds out more. DHH is constantly being...
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Timber import volumes fall at the start of 2024, latest figures show
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Falls in softwood, hardwood and plywood imports account for a 6% drop in volumes during January 2024, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Timber import volumes started 2024 around 6% lower than in January 2023, down by around 45,000m3. This reduction was made up of very different levels of performance...
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Softwood imports for 2023 finished higher than the previous year, the latest TDUK data shows
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Timber imports rallied in 2023 to finish just 2% down on the previous 12 months, with certain product groups even outperforming 2022 levels, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Despite the challenging end to 2023 seen across the construction sector, timber import volumes for the year were actually higher in...
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Product Safety Plywood
Product Safety Report: PAGED BirchPly FR Plywood
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The Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued a Product Safety Report for PAGED BirchPly FR Plywood for use in construction works, found not to consistently achieve the declared reaction to fire performance. The report states: "Testing in accordance with EN 13501-1:2018 has found that the product may not...
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Import volumes rallied during the second half of 2023, TDUK data shows
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Timber import volumes in 2023 continued to improve as the year progressed, with total volumes for the full year likely to be only slightly behind 2022’s figures, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Timber import statistics for November 2023 show the market continued to improve in 2023, relative to 2022,...
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