Forestry Statistics 2010 - Trade

Apparent consumption of wood products in the UK

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UK production accounted for around one third (36%) of the UK sawnwood market, 60% of the UK woodbased panel market and 41% of the UK paper market in 2009.

Table 3.2 Apparent consumption of wood products1,2 in the UK, 2009

Product

UK
production

Imports

Exports

Apparent
consumption

Sawnwood (thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Coniferous

2 824

4 859

178

7 505

     Non-coniferous

48

381

25

403

     Total

2 871 5 240 203 7 908

Woodbased panels
(thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Veneer sheets

0

16

3

13

     Plywood

0 1 164 66 1 098

     Particleboard

2 370 632 246 2 756

     Fibreboard

660 688 136 1 212

     Total

3 030 2 500 451 5 079

Paper & paperboard
(thousand tonnes)

       

     Newsprint

1 104 1 208 258 2 055

     Other graphic papers

505 3 358 157 3 706

     Sanitary & household papers

736 338 10 1 065

     Packaging materials

1 702 1 963 340 3 325

     Other paper & paperboard

246 151 132 266

     Total

4 293 7 018 896 10 416

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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