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Timber forum hears signs of reducing demand and consumer confidence
13 May, 2022
Signs of reducing demand and falling consumer confidence were reported at the most recent Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Timber Forum in London.
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UK Government applies 35% additional import tariffs on Russian wood products
Monday, March 28, 2022 The UK government has added a 35% additional import tariff on Russian and Belarusian wood products.
TDUK releases market statement on supply and demand situation
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Timber Development UK has released a market statement to provide greater clarity on the current supply and demand situation.
Timber import volumes showing a return to regular winter pattern, says TTF
Friday, February 04, 2022 Timber and panel product import volumes continued to show a steady decline in Q4 2021 as more regular demand returns to the market, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) statistics.
Latest BMF Forecast highlights uncertainty within the supply chain
Thursday, February 03, 2022 The latest forecast from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) paints a more uncertain picture for 2022 in the light of continuing supply chain issues and inflationary pressures.
Scientists use tree rings to chart historical periods of economic prosperity and downturn
Thursday, January 27, 2022 Scientists have been able to reveal patterns of building activity in the late medieval and early modern era by researching tree felling dates, according to the journal Frontiers.
Construction set for growth despite potential supply issues, says CPA
Monday, January 24, 2022 The Construction Products Association’s (CPA) most recent economic report is forecasting that output in the industry will grow by a robust 4.3% in 2022 before slowing to 2.5% in 2023.
UK construction product availability mostly good, says industry working group
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Stock availability for most construction products, including timber, has been described as relatively good in a statement issued by the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group.
TTF says stability returns to UK timber supply chain
Monday, January 10, 2022 The UK’s leading timber industry representative body – the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) – says the industry will enter a period of greater stability in 2022 following a year of record imports.
Softwood e-update: Overstocks and lower prices the order of the day
Thursday, December 23, 2021 As imports continued to pile into the UK through September and October, the on-the-ground demand for softwood hit a brick wall leaving most stages of the supply chain over-stocked, writes TTJ’s Softwood Specialist.
BMBI reports continued strong year-on-year growth
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 The latest report from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) reveals that builders’ merchants’ August value sales were 23.0% higher year-on-year, with timber & joinery products once again topping the list of best performing categories (+51.5%).
TTJ softwood market update: market hits the buffers
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 After a long run starting in April 2020 of steadily increasing prices fed by softwood shortages and strong demand, the UK trade appears to have hit the buffers with several ports filled to capacity, writes TTJ’s Softwood Specialist.
Softwood supply finally catching construction demand, says TTF
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 More than seven million m3 of timber and panel products were imported by the UK between January and July 2021, according to the latest Timber Trade Federation (TTF) Market Statement.
UK wood product imports up 60% in Q2
Thursday, September 09, 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.
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.

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