TTF Press Releases

Volume of timber imports in first quarter the highest since 2007

Volume of timber imports in first quarter the highest since 2007

Q1 2021 solid timber and panel product import volumes were 23% higher than Q1 2020, nearing almost 3 million m3 (2,938,000 m3) as compared to last year’s 2,396,000m3. This makes Q1…
TTF Market Statement on the timber supply situation

TTF Market Statement on the timber supply situation

As you know, we have a very tight supply situation in the UK for timber. To help shed greater light on the state of the current market, for this weeks…
Strength of construction market places pressure on supply

Strength of construction market places pressure on supply

The Builders Merchant Building Index yesterday revealed an 18.2% increase in sales of timber and joinery products in February 2021 as compared to February 2020. This is far ahead of all other…
Calling for Net Zero Now in the Future Buildings Standard consultation

Calling for Net Zero Now in the Future Buildings Standard consultation

At the beginning of this year, the Government set out their response to the Future Homes Standard consultation. While it was positive that the new Future Homes Standard aims to ensure that…
Global partnerships, COP26, and our new stats dashboard

Global partnerships, COP26, and our new stats dashboard

Timber is a global industry. We are acutely aware of this in the UK as the second largest importer of timber in the world after China, and our exposure to…
Looking at the future of construction products

Looking at the future of construction products

Our UK Softwood Conference 2021 tomorrow will be a chance to discuss major trade issues after a year of COVID, and, while going forward the market seems to have more certainty on…
Treated timber and the future of product information

Treated timber and the future of product information

On Wednesday this week, we hosted a joint webinar with the Wood Protection Association and Timber Decking and Cladding Association to support our Treated Timber campaign. The webinar gave details of how we are promoting…
Softwood spearheads a timber import resurgence in 2020

Softwood spearheads a timber import resurgence in 2020

Softwood import volumes for 2020 see a 3% rise against 2019 totals, after falling 24% in Q1/Q2 of 2020, to reach 6,580,000m³. The cumulative volume for softwood in 2020 was…
Timber industry resilient but Brexit brings trade friction, survey finds

Timber industry resilient but Brexit brings trade friction, survey finds

Difficulties with logistics, trade with Northern Ireland, and the time and cost to fill out customs and due diligence paperwork are adding pressure to an already tight timber supply chain,…
Getting the right treatment with TTF and WPA

Getting the right treatment with TTF and WPA

The Timber Trade Federation and Wood Protection Association are mounting a major awareness campaign promoting the provision of accurate and specific information about treated timber, New leaflets and a poster…
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