Forestry Statistics 2010 - Finance & Prices

Gross value added

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The Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) includes statistics on gross value added broken down by UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2003/2007). The ABI was extended to include forestry from 2000. Gross Value Added (GVA) is the difference between the value of outputs and the value of intermediate consumption, so mainly comprises employment costs and profits.

In 2008, GVA in primary wood processing (sawmilling, panels and pulp & paper) was reported to be £1.44 billion and GVA in forestry £0.47 billion.

Table 8.3 Gross value added in forestry and wood processing2, 2004-2008

Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC)1

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

£ million

Forestry

321 323

286

384 466

Wood products

   

 

   

     Sawmilling

356 424

441

498 450

     Panels

275 255

298

344 257

     Secondary products

2 327 2 273

1 975

2 382 2 327

     Total

2 958 2 952 2 714 3 224 3 034

Pulp & paper

         

     Pulp & paper

788 762 612 825 734

     Articles of paper & paperboard

2 536 2 377 2 074 2 146 2 055

     Total

3 325 3 139 2 686 2 971 2 789

Total wood processing

6 283 6 091 5 397 6 195 5 823

Total primary wood processing

1 419 1 441

1 351

1 667 1 441

Source: Annual Business Inquiry (Office for National Statistics, June 2009 and June 2010)

Notes:

1.  Categories are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) categories.  2004-2007 data are based on SIC 2003; 2008 data are based on SIC 2007.  Given the change in classifications, figures for 2008 may not be consistent with those for previous years.  Further details on the SIC codes used are provided in the Sources: Employment and businesses page.

2. Excludes other wood-using industries.

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