Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Woodbased panels

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A total of 2.6 million m3 of woodbased panel products was produced in 2008, a 28% decrease on the 2007 total. Around three quarters of woodbased panel products produced in the UK were particleboard (including oriented strand board (OSB)).

Table 2.24 Woodbased panel production, 1999-2008

Year

Particleboard1

Fibreboard2

Plywood

Total

thousand cubic metres

1999

2 442 527 5

2 974

2000

2 570

700

5

3 275

2001

2 498

757

0

3 255

2002

2 446 771 0 3 217

2003

2 526 835 0 3 361

2004

2 653 880 0 3 533

2005

2 557 841 0 3 398

2006

2 626 872 0 3 498

2007

2 684 865 0 3 549

2008

2 015 550 0 2 565

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

Notes:

1. Includes Oriented Strand Board (OSB).

2. Includes Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and hardboard.

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