Timber imports into the UK fell for a fourth consecutive month in August 2022, according to the latest Timber Development UK (TDUK) statistics. Overall import volumes in the first eight months of 2022 stood at 6.8 million cubic metres – the lowest January to August total since 2016. Softwood import reductions are largely responsible, with volumes 25% lower than in 2021 and 16% lower than pre-pandemic volumes in August 2019. TDUK said that while demand had slowed in certain sectors – particularly from repair, maintenance and improvement (RM ...
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