Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Woodbased panels

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A total of 3.5 million m3 of woodbased panel products were produced in 2006, a 3% increase on the 2005 total of 3.4 million m3. Three quarters of woodbased panel products produced in the UK were particleboard (including oriented strand board (OSB)).

Table 2.26 Woodbased panel production, 1997-2006

Year

Particleboard1

Fibreboard2

      Plywood

            Total

thousand cubic metres

1997

2 175

460

5

2 640

1998

2 287

4355

2 727

1999

2 4425275

2 974

2000

2 570

700

5

3 275

2001

2 498

757

0

3 255

2002

2 44677103 217

2003

2 52683503 361

2004

2 65388003 533

2005

2 55784103 398

2006

2 62687203 498

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

Notes:

1. Includes Oriented Strand Board (OSB).

2. Includes Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and hardboard.


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