Import volumes see slight improvement in April as deficit halves, latest TDUK figures show

Import volumes see slight improvement in April as deficit halves, latest TDUK figures show
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The timber import market enjoyed a stronger month in April 2024, with volumes 4.7% higher than those in April 2023, according to the latest TDUK statistics. Although imports of most timber products still remain below those seen last year, this better April has reduced the deficit gap between 2024 and...
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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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Everything you need to know about timber
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Timber Development UK is working tirelessly to introduce new timber resources for merchants, builders and everyone involved in the timber supply chain. CEO David Hopkins explores the latest additions. At TDUK we believe that providing merchants and their customers with access to valuable information about building with timber is fundamental...
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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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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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Last chance: have your say on CPA State of Trade Survey
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There's still time to have your say on the Construction Products Association's (CPA) State of Trade survey for Q1 2024. The deadline for comments is Monday 8 April, 2024. The CPA is asking construction companies and TDUK members to complete the survey and have their say on the state of...
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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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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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