Forestry Statistics 2008 - 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 8.6 million tonnes in 2007. The amount of recovered paper which is exported has risen from around 0.4 million tonnes in 1998 to 4.7 million tonnes in 2007 and now accounts for over one half of UK production.

Table 3.3 Flow of recovered paper, 1998-2007

Year

UK
production

       Imports

       Exports

Apparent
consumption1

thousand tonnes

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 0151403 9964 159

2007

8 617884 7283 977

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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