Import volumes rallied during the second half of 2023, TDUK data shows

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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CPA Winter Forecast expects further output falls this year
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The Construction Products Association has issued its 2024 Winter Forecast, anticipating that construction output will continue to fall this year before recovering in 2025. TDUK reports. Construction activity continues to endure a challenging environment, with the sharp falls in private housing newbuild and repair, maintenance and improvement (RM&I) seen during...
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Slight signs of recovery as import volume deficits continue to fall, statistics show
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Import volumes across the main timber and panel products during the first 10 months of 2023 were 1.5% lower than during the same period in 2022, suggesting a continued gradual improvement as the sector enters 2024. The latest statistics from Timber Development UK (TDUK) show that despite a continued deficit...
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birch plywood
Join the fight against illegal timber imports
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) has issued an urgent warning around the continued import of illegal Russian Birch Plywood and Siberian Larch products to the UK, and is calling on regulators to take action. Analysis by TDUK, using data obtained from UK HMRC, shows that conflict timber, including Birch Plywood, has...
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Partial construction recovery expected to begin next year
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At the Global Market Conference, putting the timber sector in context with the rest of the construction industry was Allan Willen, Economics Director at Glenigan. "The UK economy, property markets and construction industry have all been buffeted by successive economic shocks resulting from Brexit, the pandemic, the war in Ukraine...
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‘We’re working to get timber a bigger slice of the UK construction pie’
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Nick Boulton, Head of Technical and Trade Policy at TDUK, explored the UK softwood market at the recent Global Market Conference, giving his predictions on what lies ahead for 2024. "There has been turmoil and shock in the market, but UK softwood consumption is increasing and TDUK is working hard...
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A positive outlook for timber in construction
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"The current short-term challenges do not change the long-term positive outlook for timber in construction." That was the conclusion of Olle Berg, EVP Market and Business Development at SETRA Group at the recent TDUK Global Market Conference. Olle addressed delegates at the Conference in London this week, giving them an...
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Timber imports saw steady growth heading into Q3
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July was the second consecutive month that timber imports were higher than in 2022, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Import volumes across all timber categories were 5% higher in July 2023 compared to the same period last year. This follows initial growth in June, where total volumes were up...
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Have your say on CPA State of Trade Survey
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The Construction Products Association's (CPA) State of Trade survey for Q3 2023 is now open. The CPA is asking construction companies and TDUK members to complete the survey and have their say on the state of trade in your sub-sector during the July-September period of 2023. Your answers will help...
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Construction Trade Survey 2023 Q2
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Another Mixed Quarter for the Construction Supply Chain The CPA's latest Construction Trade Survey for 2023 Q2 showed a mixed view on activity across the construction supply chain. Here are some key findings from the latest survey: Output & Sales: A mixed quarter for product sales, workloads growth for SME...
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