TTF Statistical Bulletin April 2018 – Focus on: Source of Supply 2017
The Timber Trade Federation has issued its Monthly Statistical Bulletin for April 2018.
The Stats – downloadable here for TTF Members – show that volumes of imported timber and panel products in the first month of 2018 was lower than in January 2017 by around 68,000m3. It should be noted however that January 2017 was the best January by volume for over 10 years.
The 16% fall in volume of solid wood was somewhat offset by an 8% uplift in panel products, resulting in the overall decline of 7.3% for the month.
The April Stats Bulletin also features a Focus on the 2017 Source of timber and panel supply to the UK.
Key findings include:
- UK imports of the main timber and panel products rose in 2017 by 10.8% to climb to a total of nearly 10.9 million m3.
- Europe accounted for the great majority of the volume imported to the UK, supplying almost 87% of all imports (+1% compared to 2016).
- Import volume specifically from the EU amounted to 8.9 million m3, or around 95% of all volume from Europe, up from 93% in 2016.
- The share of supply from Asia fell once again in 2017, to 7.5% of all imports, down from 8.0% in 2016 and 8.7% in 2015.
- The share of supply held by North America was also lower in 2017, down to 1.7% from 1.9% in 2016, 2.1% in 2015 and 2.3% in 2014.
- Central and South America amounted to 3.3% of the 2017 total, down from 3.5% in 2016 and 3.8% in 2015, while the share of supply for Africa in 2017 reached 0.7% (+0.2% compared to 2016).
Check our infographic on Source of Supply 2017 [open access] below or click here.