TTF Monthly Stats – July 2022

Date Published

21 July 2022

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Steady demand and increasing operational costs ensured that timber prices and import volumes remained firm in April 2022, according to the latest TDUK statistics.

Key Information

Softwood witnessed a strong start to Q2, with volumes reaching 608,000m3 in April 2022. Despite being 18% lower than the record import level seen in April 2021, this is one of the highest totals in the last five years.

Hardwood imports have been strong, with 2022 January to April totals 19% higher than the corresponding period in 2021.

Steady demand was also seen for plywood, particleboard and OSB sectors in April.

Despite the significant price pressures seen in 2021 largely abating, trade disruptions from rising interest rates, logistics and freight, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict have kept the price situation tight in early Q2 2022.

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