Import volumes in 2024 ‘fractionally ahead’ of 2023, figures show

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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EU Deforestation Regulation
European timber industry calls for delay to EUDR
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The European timber industry is calling for a delay to the implementation of the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) as systems and companies are not ready. In an open statement, signed by The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), European Furniture Industries Confederation (EFIC), European Organisation of the Sawmill industry (EOS), European...
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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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supply chain risks
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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