Forestry Statistics 2009 - Trade

UK import quantities by product

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Wood imports to the UK in 2008 comprised 5.9 million cubic metres of sawnwood, 3.4 million cubic metres of woodbased panels and 1.9 million cubic metres of other wood. This represented a 30% decrease in the level of sawnwood imports and a 12% decrease in woodbased panel imports from 2007.

A total of 7.4 million tonnes of paper was imported into the UK in 2008, representing a 6% decrease from the 2007 figure of 7.9 million tonnes.

Table 3.4 UK import quantities, 1999-2008
YearWood (thousand m3) Pulp and paper (thousand tonnes)

Sawnwood

  Other
wood1

Woodbased
panels

 Paper

  Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

1999

7 0146043 0317 0791 717618 857

2000

7 8527353 3076 6681 7791368 584

2001

7 8018873 5987 3221 632509 005

2002

8 4321 0203 7827 0721 623768 771

2003

8 9331 0453 4927 4901 5221009 112

2004

8 5831 0483 8137 5281 636879 251

2005

8 3411 3253 5527 6631 694789 434

2006

7 9631 1333 6857 7411 4521409 332

2007

8 4691 6373 8477 8901 427889 405

2008

5 8861 9353 3987 4221 336748 831

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

Notes:

1. Includes roundwood, wood charcoal, chips, particles and residues.

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