Forestry Statistics 2012 - UK-Grown Timber

Exports

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UK softwood exports in 2011 consisted of 415 thousand green tonnes of industrial roundwood (excluding sawlogs) and 171 thousand green tonnes of logs, giving a total of 585 thousand green tonnes of roundwood (Table 2.27). This corresponded to a 25% increase in the quantity of softwood roundwood exports since 2010, but remained lower than the level in the period 2004 to 2008.

The UK also exported 158 thousand tonnes of chips in 2011, a 16% increase from the previous year.

Table 2.27 Summary of softwood exports, 2002-2011

Year

Roundwood

Chips

 

Industrial
roundwood2

Logs

Total

 
thousand green tonnes

2002

133 .. 133 ..

2003

217 90 307 ..

2004

465 145 610 320

2005

560 145 705 150

2006

505 138 643 214

2007

588 171 759 251

2008

556 176 733 176

2009 

244 104 347 125

2010 

301 166 467 136

2011 

415 171 585 158

Source: industry associations

Notes:

1.  Data for exports from Northern Ireland before 2004 are not available.

2.  Includes all roundwood other than sawlogs.

..  Denotes data not available.

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