Data on the woodbased panel sector are obtained from the Wood Panel Industries Federation (WPIF) and cover all woodbased panel mills in the UK.
Data are collected on inputs and on production.
The data collected on inputs covers the type of input (roundwood, sawmill products, imports) and the type of wood (softwood, hardwood).
Production data covers all types of woodbased panels made in the UK, which currently comprises particleboard (including oriented strand board) and fibreboard (medium density fibreboard). Production of hardboard (another type of fibreboard) was collected until 1999 and plywood until 2000.
The statistics on woodbased panels are not normally revised after publication. On occasion, a provisional figure or estimate may be published, and replaced by the actual figure in a subsequent publication.
Statistics reported for each year are available at a UK level only.