Forestry Statistics 2012 - Trade

Apparent consumption of wood products in the UK

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UK production accounted for 41% of the UK sawnwood market, 60% of the UK wood-based panel market and 42% of the UK paper market in 2011 (Table 3.2).

Table 3.2 Apparent consumption of wood products1,2 in the UK, 2011

Product

UK
production

Imports

Exports

Apparent
consumption

Sawnwood (thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Coniferous

3 227

4 514

131

7 611

     Non-coniferous

52

410

32

430

     Total

3 279 4 925 162 8 041

Wood-based panels
(thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Veneer sheets

0

26

2

24

     Plywood

0 1 330 70 1 259

     Particleboard

2 625 691 291 3 025

     Fibreboard

759 780 182 1 357

     Total

3 384 2 827 546 5 665

Paper & paperboard
(thousand tonnes)

       

     Newsprint

1 227  998 254 1 971

     Other graphic papers

442 3 397 164 3 675

     Sanitary & household papers

765 375 10 1 129

     Packaging materials

1 600 2 043 363 3 280

     Other paper & paperboard

307 74 182 199

     Total

4 341 6 887 974 10 254

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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