Forestry Statistics 2008 - 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 2007. A further 1.9 million green tonnes of sawmill products and 1.2 million green tonnes of recycled wood fibre were also consumed in 2007.

Table 2.24 Inputs to woodbased panel mills, 1998-2007

Year

UK roundwood1 Sawmill products Imported2 Total

Softwood

Hardwood

Softwood

Hardwood

Softwood

Hardwood

Softwood

Hardwood

Recycled wood fibre3

thousand green tonnes

1998

1 527

771 71129

10

03 248106..

1999

1 613521 52210

10

03 14562400

2000

1 685

50

1 871

0

14

03 57050488

2001

1 680

35

1 6750

13

253 36860675

2002

1 456431 66901303 13843932

2003

1 48641 68242203 1908993

2004

1 52521 7780903 31221 078

2005

1 50221 7322603 24041 043

2006

1 36511 7940303 16211 173

2007

1 36251 9400203 30451 230

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

Notes:

1. UK roundwood derived from stemwood.

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

3. 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

Figure 2.4 Inputs to woodbased panel mills

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

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