Forestry Statistics 2007 - Trade

UK import quantities by product

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Wood imports to the UK in 2006 comprised 7.7 million cubic metres of sawnwood, 3.4 million cubic metres of woodbased panels and 1.3 million cubic metres of roundwood. This represented an overall fall of 6% in the level of wood imports from the 2005 level.

A total of 7.8 million tonnes of paper was imported into the UK in 2006, representing a 10% increase on the 2005 figure of 7.7 million tonnes.

Table 3.4 UK import quantities, 2002-2006

Year Wood (thousand m3) Pulp and paper (thousand tonnes)

Roundwood

Sawnwood

Woodbased
panels

Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

2002

1 020 8 201 3 782 7 072 1 623 76 8 771

2003

1 253 8 714 3 492 7 490 1 522 100 9 112

2004

1 235 8 653 3 813 7 528 1 636 87 9 251

2005

1 539 8 223 3 552 7 663 1 694 78 9 434

2006

1 329 7 748 3 384 7 756 1 452 139 9 347

Source: UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs), industry associations


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