Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Woodbased panels

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A total of 1.2 million green tonnes of UK roundwood was consumed by the woodbased panel products sector in 2008. A further 1.6 million green tonnes of sawmill products and 1.1 million green tonnes of recycled wood fibre were also consumed in 2008.

Table 2.23 Inputs to woodbased panel mills, 1999-2008

Year

UK roundwood1 Sawmill products Imports2 Total

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Recycled wood fibre3

thousand green tonnes

1999

1 613 52 1 522 10

10

0 3 145 62 400

2000

1 685

50

1 871

0

14

0 3 570 50 488

2001

1 680

35

1 675 0

13

25 3 368 60 675

2002

1 456 43 1 669 0 13 0 3 138 43 932

2003

1 486 4 1 682 4 22 0 3 190 8 993

2004

1 525 2 1 778 0 9 0 3 312 2 1 078

2005

1 502 2 1 732 2 6 0 3 240 4 1 043

2006

1 365 1 1 794 0 3 0 3 162 1 1 173

2007

1 362 5 1 940 0 2 0 3 304 5 1 230

2008

1 219 2 1 591 0 0 0 2 810 2 1 119

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.

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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