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UK wood product imports up 60% in Q2
09 September, 2021
UK wood product import volumes in Q2 were 60% higher than the same quarter last year, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) statistics.
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Scotland’s forest agency calls for more homegrown timber use
Monday, August 23, 2021 Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) has called for more homegrown timber to be used in the future to protect against fluctuations in the global timber market.
Raw material supply is key talking point at European sawmill assembly
Friday, June 25, 2021 Securing access to raw materials was the key issue raised at an important gathering of European sawmillers on June 24.
International Softwood Conference goes hybrid
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 The 69th International Softwood Conference (ISC) will be a hybrid conference taking place in Helsinki on October 13-14.
Panels conference looks beyond Covid-19
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 More than 200 representatives of the international wood-based panels industry gathered for Wood Based Panels International’s (WBPI) Beyond Covid virtual conference on May 11.
Global wood-based panels conference to debate panels markets on May 11
Friday, May 07, 2021 TTJ-sister title Wood Based Panels International (WBPI) kicks off its virtual half-day conference on May 11, focusing on the performance of the global panels industry during the Covid-19 pandemic and looking beyond.
Ligna 2021 cancelled due to pandemic, next event in 2023
Monday, April 26, 2021 Deutsche Messe has announced that this year’s Ligna exhibition will not be held as a physical event and the next show will happen to 2023.
New partnership promotes wellbeing benefits of wood
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Stora Enso Wood Products has launched a whitepaper showcasing the science behind the health and well-being benefits of building with timber.
UK Softwood Conference to cover important updates on latest market dynamics
Monday, March 22, 2021 The UK Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) annual Softwood Conference on March 31 will address softwood market dynamics against a backdrop of both the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit.
Softwood Briefing from TTJ
Monday, March 15, 2021 The UK softwood market took off as soon as the New Year began, with importers chasing shipments while the sawmills were still trying to cope with a real winter, the likes of which had not been seen for many years.
Nordic mills post strong annual results
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 Nordic forest products operations have reported strong performances, despite the disruptions caused by the global health crisis.
Travis Perkins posts pre-tax loss after year of unprecedented challenges
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 National merchanting group Travis Perkins (TP) has posted a group pre-tax loss of £7.7m (2019: £180.8m pre-tax profit) for the year ending December 31, 2020 after facing a year of unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Webinar introduces open access global trade data sources
Friday, October 16, 2020 The FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM) is holding a webinar from 9am-10.30am on Tuesday October 20 to introduce two new, innovative and freely accessible online sources of trade data - the IMM's own Data Dashboard and the Sustainable Timber Information Exchange (STIX).
EPF stats show wood-based panel production declined in 2019
Thursday, July 16, 2020 Wood-based panel production in European Panel Federation (EPF) countries has dipped for the first time in four years.
TTJ webinar on Covid-19 crisis to air this Thursday
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 TTJ’s first webinar Coming out of Covid-19: Timber industry adapting for the Future will be aired on Thursday May 21 at 3pm UK time.
ITTO publishes impact analysis on tropical timber sector
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 The International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) has published its first analysis on the effects of Covid-19 on the global tropical timber sector.
Key role of wooden pallets recognised by governments
Monday, May 04, 2020 EPAL UK & Ireland says government statements during the Covid-19 crisis have given important recognition of the key role of wooden pallets and packaging in supply chains of essential goods.
Home office furniture in higher demand
Monday, April 27, 2020 Home office furniture has seen an increase in demand during Covid-19 restrictions, according to a survey by US-based media title Furniture Today.
ETTF and EOS take stock of Covid-19 impact on European timber industry
Monday, April 20, 2020 Construction sectors in Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia have been performing better than the UK, Spain, Italy and France during the coronavirus crisis, says the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS).
Furloughing of staff in UK timber industry now widespread – TTF survey
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 More than 60% of Timber Trade Federation (TTF) members who responded to the federation’s coronavirus survey are now accessing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).

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