Forestry Statistics 2009 - Trade

Apparent consumption of wood products in the UK

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UK production accounted for around one third 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, 2008

Product

UK
production

Imports

Exports

Apparent
consumption

Sawnwood (thousand m3)

     Coniferous

2 772

5 487

205

8 054

     Non-coniferous

46

399

17

428

     Total

2 8185 8862228 482

Woodbased panels
(thousand m3)

     Veneer sheets

0

30

6

24

     Plywood

01 490591 431

     Particleboard

2 0159942892 720

     Fibreboard

5508841641 269

     Total

2 5653 3985195 444

Paper & paperboard
(thousand tonnes)

     Newsprint

1 0731 2792112 142

     Other graphic papers

9903 8773184 548

     Sanitary & household papers

78319261913

     Packaging materials

1 8382 0104243 424

     Other paper & paperboard

2996516347

     Total

4 9837 4221 03011 375

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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