Forestry Statistics 2011 - 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, 61% of the UK woodbased panel market and 43% of the UK paper market in 2010.

Table 3.2 Apparent consumption of wood products1,2 in the UK, 2010

Product

UK
production

Imports

Exports

Apparent
consumption

Sawnwood (thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Coniferous

3 053

5 230

164

8 120

     Non-coniferous

48

469

31

485

     Total

3 101 5 699 195 8 605

Woodbased panels
(thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Veneer sheets

0

28

2

26

     Plywood

0 1 264 75 1 190

     Particleboard

2 594 649 278 2 965

     Fibreboard

776 760 155 1 381

     Total

3 370 2 701 509 5 562

Paper & paperboard
(thousand tonnes)

       

     Newsprint

1 195  806 297 1 704

     Other graphic papers

442 3 562 355 3 649

     Sanitary & household papers

729 195 38  886

     Packaging materials

1 640 2 208 507 3 341

     Other paper & paperboard

294 55 24 325

     Total

4 300 6 825 1 220 9 905

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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