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John White: encouraging imports.

Timber imports up in 2010

Published:  18 June, 2010

UK: Timber imports are on the rise according to new figures published by the Timber Trade Federation.

The first quarter of 2010 has seen import volumes of softwood and hardwood increase by nearly 13% over the same period in 2009 and the import volume of panel products is also 12% higher. The result is an overall combined import volume 13% up on the previous year.

John White, chief executive officer of the Timber Trade Federation, said: "These figures are really encouraging and hopefully, with the Wood for Good marketing campaign messages starting to filter through to architects and specifiers, these figures will continue to improve as 2010 progresses."