Forestry Statistics 2010 - Trade

UK import quantities by product

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Wood imports to the UK in 2009 comprised 5.2 million cubic metres of sawnwood, 2.5 million cubic metres of woodbased panels and 0.9 million cubic metres of other wood.  This represented an 11% decrease in the level of sawnwood imports, a 26% decrease in woodbased panel imports and a 51% decrease in other wood from 2008.

A total of 7.0 million tonnes of paper was imported into the UK in 2009, representing a 5% decrease from the 2008 figure of 7.4 million tonnes.

Table 3.4 UK import quantities, 2000-2009
YearWood (thousand m3) Pulp and paper (thousand tonnes)

 

Sawnwood

  Other
wood1

Woodbased
panels

 Paper

  Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

2000

7 852 735 3 307 6 668 1 779 136 8 584

2001

7 801 887 3 598 7 322 1 632 50 9 005

2002

8 432 1 020 3 782 7 072 1 623 76 8 771

2003

8 933 1 045 3 492 7 490 1 522 100 9 112

2004

8 583 1 048 4 114 7 528 1 636 87 9 251

2005

8 341 1 325 3 939 7 663 1 694 78 9 434

2006

7 963 1 133 3 959 7 741 1 452 140 9 332

2007

8 469 1 621 3 858 7 890 1 427 88 9 405

2008

5 886 1 921 3 389 7 403 1 344 74 8 821

2009 

5 240 946  2 500  7 018 940 94 8 052

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

Notes:

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

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