Forestry Statistics 2007 - Trade

Flow of recovered paper

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UK production of recovered paper (the amount recovered from businesses and households in the UK) totalled 8 million tonnes in 2006. The amount of recovered paper which is exported has risen from around 0.5 million tonnes in 1997 to 4 million tonnes in 2006 and now accounts for around one half of UK production.

Table 3.3 Flow of recovered paper, 1997-2006

Year

UK
production

       Imports

       Exports

Apparent
consumption1

thousand tonnes

1997

4 983

75

4624 596

1998

4 999

574434 614

1999

5 135614524 744

2000

5 301

136

590

4 847

2001

5 521

50

6944 877

2002

5 968761 2274 817

2003

6 3041002 0054 399

2004

7 126873 1274 085

2005

7 718783 3294 467

2006

8 0151393 9974 158

Source: Confederation of Paper Industries, UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs).

Notes:

1. Apparent consumption of recovered paper refers to use of recycled paper pulp in the UK.


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