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Ghana wood product exports drop 16% in Q3
04 December, 2023
Ghana’s wood exports saw a 16% decrease in volumes terms in Q3, 2023, compared to the preceding quarter, according to Ghana Forestry Commission data shared by the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO).
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Builders’ merchant Q3 volumes down 10.5% on a year ago
Friday, December 01, 2023 Latest BMBI stats reveal that total builders’ merchants’ volume sales fell by 10.5% in Q3 compared to a year ago.
TDUK annual dinner held at Old Billingsgate
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) welcomed over 400 timber trade representatives for its annual dinner at Old Billingsgate, London on November 8.
Downbeat economic forecasts shared at TDUK markets conference in London
Thursday, November 09, 2023 UK and international timber traders gathered in strong numbers for Timber Development UK’s Global Market Conference in London on Wednesday at a time of difficult market dynamics.
Timber imports saw steady growth heading into Q3, TDUK reports
Thursday, November 02, 2023 July was the second consecutive month that timber imports were higher than in 2022, according to the latest Timber Development UK (TDUK) statistics.
UK tropical hardwood plywood imports from China grow in 2023
Wednesday, November 01, 2023 The UK imported 61,000m3 of tropical hardwood plywood from China in the first eight months of 2023, 57% more than the same period last year, according to the latest bulletin from the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO).
EPF applauds cascading use of wood in EU legislation
Friday, October 20, 2023 The formal revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII) to include the cascading use of wood principle has been strongly welcomed by the European Panel Federation (EPF).
British Woodworking Federation 2023 Awards shortlist revealed
Monday, October 16, 2023 This year’s shortlist for the prestigious British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Awards has been revealed.
International Softwood Conference attracts record-breaking delegate numbers
Monday, October 16, 2023 A record-breaking 333-strong crowd of delegates attended this year’s International Softwood conference in Vienna to debate the availability of wood raw materials and other market dynamics.
Taylor Maxwell named Timber Trader of the Year in TTJ Awards 2023
Monday, September 18, 2023 Taylor Maxwell has been voted Timber Trader of the Year in this year’s TTJ Awards.
TDUK and STA sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Thursday, September 14, 2023 Timber Development UK (TDUK) and Structural Timber Association (STA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in order to help grow and develop the timber construction market.
TTJ Awards prepares for lift-off
Thursday, September 14, 2023 The TTJ Awards 2023 is preparing for lift-off in central London on Friday September 15.
Second Build with Wood conference to be held in Ireland
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine in collaboration with state forestry company Coillte is organising a conference called “Addressing the Climate and Housing Crisis” in October.
Annual German Timber Congress to be held in Stuttgart
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 More than 240 participants from the German timber and forestry sector will convene in Stuttgart for the annual German Timber Congress to discuss the issues of the day.
Tropical wood imports to Europe reduce in first five months of 2023
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 Tropical wood product imports to the EU27 have reduced to normal levels, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s (ITTO) latest bulletin.
Bulmor Lancer signs up as TTJ Awards sponsor
Monday, August 21, 2023 Bulmor Lancer has joined the sponsors of the TTJ Awards 2023, supporting the long established Structural Timber Systems of the Year voted category.
Slide in Brazil exports of wood products
Monday, August 14, 2023 Brazilian exports of wood-based products slid 39% in June 2023 compared to the same month a year earlier, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s (ITTO) latest bulletin.
German sawmilling sector welcomes federal tax incentive plans
Monday, August 14, 2023 The German Sawmill and Timber Industry Association (DeSH) has welcomed the Federal Government’s new tax incentive plan to kick-start the country’s ailing construction industry.
May was top month for UK timber imports so far in 2023
Monday, August 14, 2023 May was the best month for UK timber imports in 2023, with volume growth seen across all major product categories, Timber Development UK (TDUK) says in a new update.
CPA reports continuing heavy side / light side split in fortunes
Thursday, August 10, 2023 The Construction Products Association (CPA) has reported a continued split in performance between the heavy side and light side construction product manufacturing sectors.

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