Forestry Statistics 2010 - Trade

UK import values by product

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Wood product imports in 2009 were valued at a total of £5.8 billion, a decrease of 9% from the 2008 total of £6.4 billion. 

Pulp and paper (including recovered paper) comprised 70% of the total value of wood product imports in 2009, 16% was sawnwood, 12% woodbased panels and 2% other wood.

Table 3.6 UK import values, 2000-2009

Year

WoodPulp and paper

 Total

 

Sawnwood

Other
wood1

Woodbased
panels

Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

 
£ million

2000

1 105 67 683 3 306 738 19 4 063 5 918

2001

1 057 73 731 3 780 599 12 4 391 6 252

2002

1 107 79 781 3 237 484 9 3 730 5 697

2003

1 225 98 767 3 509 484 10 4 003 6 094

2004

1 190 95 961 3 520 476 7 4 003 6 248

2005

1 120 114 918 3 432 517 5 3 954 6 106

2006

1 144 112 926 3 599 548 9 4 156 6 338

2007

1 516 128 914 3 741 526 7 4 275 6 833

2008

1 085 158 873 3 655 608 10 4 273 6 389

2009 

953  101  677 3 635 425 11 4 071 5 801

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

Notes:

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

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