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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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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Donaldson Timber announces new webinars and factory tours
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Donaldson Timber has announced it is running a number of new CPD webinars and factory tours over the coming months, with places now available to book. Later this month and into October, a series of CPD webinars are available, covering a range of topics regarding timber frames: Timber Frame and...
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The latest issue of Supplying Timber is out now!
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Packed with inspiring stories of stylish timber buildings, the new Supplying Timber magazine is out now. For all the latest timber supply news, legislative updates, new products and top tips for building with timber, look no further! Understanding American Red Oak The August/September issue is an essential read for anyone...
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New law allows shipping containers to be traded using digital documents for the first time
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A new law has been passed to allow shipping containers to be traded using digital documents, not paper ones, the government has announced. The Electronic Trade Documents Act has received Royal Assent, which means electronic trade documents will be granted the same legal status as physical trade documents. This has...
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Maximise your timber sales with new merchant guide
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Timber Development UK has created The Merchant Guide to Selling Timber, a comprehensive new resource to help merchants make the most of their sales of timber and timber products. The aim of the Guide is to be an introduction to timber and timber products written specifically for timber and builders’ merchants,...
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