Industry Statistics

The woodworking sector remains a fundamental part of the UK manufacturing sector. Today, the sector represents an estimated £3.8 billion spread across 5,070 firms.

Woodworking  businesses span the full range of companies, from small family businesses, to large corporations.  Woodworking businesses operate throughout the UK and provide genuine employment opportunities in parts of the UK that are often areas of high unemployment.

To aid business planning, BWF members have membership of the Construction Products Association, this opens up the economic forecasting reports produced regularly by the CPA

BWF also produces a Quarterly State of Trade Survey to ensure that members have the latest information available.

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BWF State of Trade Survey Report Q3 2016

Every quarter the BWF surveys its joinery manufacturer members to gather up-to-date information on trading conditions within the sector, including news on sales volumes, order books and the investment decisions which are being made

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BWF State of Trade Survey Report Q2 2016

Every quarter the BWF surveys its joinery manufacturer members to gather up-to-date information on trading conditions within the sector, including news on sales volumes, order books and the investment decisions which are being made

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Construction Industry Forecasts Autumn 2016

As a benefit of BWF’s membership of the Construction Products Association (CPA), members are able to view the latest industry forecasts.

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CPA Construction Industry Scenarios Summer 2016

As a benefit of BWF’s membership of the Construction Products Association (CPA), members are able to view the latest industry forecasts information.

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Barbour ABI and CPA Regional Construction Hotspots Report July 2016

The CPA, in partnership with Barbour ABI, has produced Regional Construction Hotspots for Great Britain 2016, which seeks to analyse construction contract awards on a high level of regional granularity, firstly to identify pockets of growth, or hotspots, in regional activity and secondly, to offer a forward-looking indication of growth by region and by sector.

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Construction Industry Forecasts Spring 2016

As a benefit of BWF’s membership of the Construction Products Association (CPA), members are able to view the latest industry forecasts.

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BWF State of Trade Survey Report Q1 2016

Every quarter the BWF surveys its joinery manufacturer members to gather up-to-date information on trading conditions within the sector, including news on sales volumes, order books and the investment decisions which are being made

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BWF State of Trade Survey Report Q4 2015

Every quarter the BWF surveys its joinery manufacturer members to gather up-to-date information on trading conditions within the sector, including news on sales volumes, order books and the investment decisions which are being made

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Construction Industry Forecasts Winter 2015-16

As a benefit of BWF’s membership of the Construction Products Association (CPA), members are able to view the latest industry forecasts.

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Construction Industry Forecasts Autumn 2015

As a benefit of BWF’s membership of the Construction Products Association (CPA), members are able to view the latest industry forecasts.