Forestry Statistics 2011 - Finance & Prices

Gross value added

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The Annual Business Survey (ABS), formerly 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 2009, GVA in primary wood processing (sawmilling, panels and pulp & paper) was reported to be £1.12 billion and GVA in forestry £0.38 billion.

Table 8.3 Gross value added in forestry and wood processing2, 2005-2009

Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC)1

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

£ million

Forestry

323 286

384

438 382

Wood products

   

 

   

     Sawmilling

424 441

498

443 299

     Panels

255 298

344

254 166

     Secondary products

2 273 1 975

2 382

2 114 1 595

     Total

2 952 2 714 3 224 2 811 2 059

Pulp & paper

         

     Pulp & paper

762 612 825 734 658

     Articles of paper & paperboard

2 377 2 074 2 146 2 026 2 030

     Total

3 139 2 686 2 971 2 760 2 688

Total wood processing

6 091 5 397 6 195 5 571 4 747

Total primary wood processing

1 441 1 351

1 667

1 431 1 123

Source: Annual Business Survey/ Annual Business Inquiry (Office for National Statistics, June 2009 and June 2011)

Notes:

1.  Categories are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) categories.  2005-2007 data are based on SIC 2003; data for 2008 on are based on SIC 2007.  Given the change in classifications, figures for 2008 and 2009 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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