Forestry Statistics 2010 - UK Grown Timber

Woodbased panels

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A total of 1.0 million green tonnes of UK roundwood was consumed by the woodbased panel products sector in 2009. A further 1.2 million green tonnes of sawmill products and 1.1 million tonnes of recycled wood fibre were also consumed in 2009.

Table 2.23 Inputs to woodbased panel mills, 2000-2009

Year

UK roundwood1Sawmill productsImports2Total

 

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Recycled wood fibre3

thousand green tonnes

2000

1 685

50

1 871

0

14

0 3 570 50 488

2001

1 680

35

1 675 0

13

25 3 368 60 675

2002

1 456 43 1 669 0 13 0 3 138 43 932

2003

1 486 4 1 682 4 22 0 3 190 8 993

2004

1 525 2 1 778 0 9 0 3 312 2 1 078

2005

1 502 2 1 732 2 6 0 3 240 4 1 043

2006

1 365 1 1 794 0 3 0 3 162 1 1 173

2007

1 362 5 1 940 0 2 0 3 304 5 1 230

2008

1 219 2 1 591 0 0 0 2 810 2 1 119

2009

1 009 1 1 169 0 0 0 2 178 1 1 065

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

Notes:

1. UK roundwood derived from stemwood.

2. Imports include roundwood, wood products and products from imported wood.

3. Recycled wood fibre is wood fibre recovered from both pre- and post-consumer wood waste for use in woodbased panel production.  Quantities are as delivered.

Figure 2.4 Inputs to woodbased panel mills

Figure 2.4 Inputs to woodbased panel mills

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

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