Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Woodbased panels

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A total of 1.4 million green tonnes of UK roundwood was consumed by the woodbased panel products sector in 2006. A further 1.8 million green tonnes of sawmill products and 1.2 million green tonnes of recycled wood fibre were also consumed in 2006.

Table 2.25 Inputs to woodbased panel mills, 1997-2006

Year

UK roundwood1 Sawmill products2 Imported3 Total

Softwood

Hardwood

Softwood

Hardwood

Softwood

Hardwood

Softwood

Hardwood

Recycled wood fibre4

thousand green tonnes

1997

1 690

118

1 744 40

10

0 3 444 158 ..

1998

1 527

77 1 711 29

10

0 3 248 106 ..

1999

1 613 52 1 522 10

10

0 3 145 62 400

2000

1 685

50

1 871

0

14

0 3 570 50 488

2001

1 680

35

1 675 0

13

25 3 368 60 675

2002

1 456 43 1 669 0 13 0 3 138 43 932

2003

1 486 4 1 682 4 22 0 3 190 8 993

2004

1 525 2 1 778 0 9 0 3 312 2 1 078

2005

1 502 2 1 732 2 6 0 3 240 4 1 043

2006

1 365 1 1 794 0 3 0 3 162 1 1 173

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

Notes:

1. UK roundwood includes all material from forest operations.

2. Sawmill products include peeled and unpeeled chips, sawdust, slabwood, shavings, postplant chips and peelings.

3. Imports include roundwood, wood products and products from imported wood.

4. Recycled wood fibre is wood fibre recovered from both pre- and post-consumer wood waste for use in woodbased panel production.

.. denotes data not available.

Figure 2.4 Inputs to woodbased panel mills


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