UK: Sawn timber sales are expected to increase by 4%

Managing director of TimberTrends Nick Moore is considering the volume of softwood lumber sold in the UK in 2021 to be 4 % higher than in 2020. Moore delivered his forecast at the Softwood Conference, which took place online by the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) on March, 31.

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Increase in US imports from Europe slows down

Reached a total of 1.075m m³, the volume of softwood sawn timber shipped to the USA from the European Union (including Great Britain) during the fourth quarter of 2020 was 49% higher than in the same period of 2019.

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Germany continues lockdown until mid-February

Due to continuing high numbers of corona virus cases and mutated virus cases, members of the federal-state conference made the decision on 19 January again to prolong the hard lockdown that has been in effect in Germany since mid-December. Businesses that do not cover daily necessities – including the brick-and-mortar furniture retail trade – must therefore remain closed until 14 February.

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