Forestry Statistics 2008 - Trade

Apparent consumption of wood products in the UK

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UK production accounted for over one quarter of the UK sawnwood market and around one half of the UK woodbased panel and paper markets.

Table 3.2 Apparent consumption of wood products1,2 in the UK, 2007

Product

UK
 production

        Imports

       Exports

Apparent
consumption

Sawnwood (thousand m3)

Coniferous

3 100

7 944

326

10 717

Non-coniferous

45

459

11

493

Total

3 1468 40233811 210

Woodbased panels (thousand m3)

Veneer sheets

0

33

5

28

Plywood

01 624701 555

Particleboard

2 6841 1961623 717

Fibreboard

8651 0382761 627

Total

3 5493 8915136 928

Paper & paperboard (thousand tonnes)

Newsprint

1 0361 5621292 469

Other graphic papers

1 1933 9433544 782

Sanitary & household papers

83417536973

Packaging materials

1 8522 1164333 535

Other paper & paperboard

3138819383

Total

5 2287 88497112 141

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

Notes:

1. Excludes other wood products, e.g. fuelwood and round fencing.

2. Excludes roundwood and intermediate products (e.g. sawmill products, pulp and recovered paper) to avoid double counting.

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