Seven months into 2021 and volumes of lumber and panels imported by the UK were nearly 2 million m³ higher than the first seven months of 2020. This growth has largely been driven by softwood imports, up by 43.6% compared to the same period in 2020. Most product categories have seen an increase, with hardwood imports also up by 26%, according to statistics released by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF). The statistics also indicate that supply and demand imbalances are continuing to influence lumber prices, with softwood, hardwood and plywood all ...
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