Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Exports

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UK softwood exports in 2009 consisted of 244 thousand green tonnes of industrial roundwood (excluding sawlogs) and 104 thousand green tonnes of logs, giving a total of 347 thousand green tonnes of roundwood. This corresponded to a 53% reduction in the quantity of roundwood exports since 2008.

The UK also exported 125 thousand tonnes of chips in 2009, a 29% decrease from the previous year.

Table 2.28 Summary of softwood exports, 2000-2009

Year

Roundwood

Chips

 

Industrial
roundwood2

Logs

Total

 
thousand green tonnes

2000

16

.. 16 ..

2001

61

.. 61 ..

2002

133 .. 133 ..

2003

217 90 307 ..

2004

465 145 610 320

2005

560 145 705 150

2006

505 138 643 214

2007

588 171 759 251

2008

556 176 733 176

2009 

244 104 347 125

Source: industry associations

Notes:

1.  Data for exports from Northern Ireland before 2004 are not available.

2.  Includes all roundwood other than sawlogs.

.. denotes not available.

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