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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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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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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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timber import patterns
High stocks and market uncertainty reflected in timber import patterns, says TDUK
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Timber import totals fell for a fourth consecutive month in August 2022, according to the latest Timber Development UK statistics. Overall import volumes in the first eight months of 2022 stood at 6.8 million m3 – the lowest January to August total since 2016. Softwood import reductions are largely responsible,...
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Timber Development UK partners with UK Construction Week
Timber Development UK partners with UK Construction Week
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Timber Development UK, the new organisation formed by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and TRADA, are out to make an impact with their first public half-day conference on 4 May 2022 in London in partnership with UK Construction Week.
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Timber Development UK release first market statement of 2022
Timber Development UK release first market statement of 2022
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Following an extraordinary year for the timber industry, Timber Development UK has released a market statement to provide greater clarity on the current supply and demand situation.
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Winter statistics show return to more regular patterns
Winter statistics show return to more regular patterns, says TTF
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Timber and panel products experienced an expected decline in import volumes in December 2021, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) statistics.
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