Forestry Statistics 2012 - Finance & Prices

Gross value added

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Gross value added (GVA) measures the contribution to the economy of each individual producer, industry or sector in the United Kingdom. It is the difference between the value of outputs and the value of intermediate consumption, so mainly comprises employment costs and profits.

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 for different industries, classified using the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2003/2007). The ABI was extended to include forestry from 2000. Further information on the ABS (and ABI) is available from the ONS website at www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/method-quality/specific/business-and-energy/annual-business-survey/index.html

Table 8.3 shows that, in 2010, GVA in primary wood processing (sawmilling, panels and pulp & paper) was reported to be £1.35 billion and GVA in forestry £0.33 billion.

Table 8.3 Gross value added in forestry and wood processing2, 2006-2010

Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC)1

2006

2007

2008

2009 

2010

£ million

Forestry

286

384

438 382 333

Wood products

 

 

     

     Sawmilling

441

498

443 299 410

     Panels

298

344

254 169  313

     Secondary products

1 975

2 382

2 114 1 590  1 624

     Total

2 714 3 224 2 811  2 058 2 347

Pulp & paper

         

     Pulp & paper

612 825 734 658  628

     Articles of paper & paperboard

2 074 2 146 2 026 2 309  2 575

     Total

2 686 2 971 2 760  2 968 3 203

Total wood processing

5 400 6 195 5 571  5 026 5 550

Total primary wood processing

1 351

1 667

1 431  1 126 1 351

Source: Annual Business Survey/ Annual Business Inquiry (Office for National Statistics, June 2009 and June 2012)

Notes:

1.  Categories are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) categories. 2006-2007 data are based on SIC 2003; data for 2008 on are based on SIC 2007. Given the change in classifications, figures for 2006 and 2007 may not be consistent with those for subsequent years. Further details on the SIC codes used are provided in the Sources: Employment and businesses page.

2. 2010 figures for panels have been suppressed in the figures released by ONS, so the figure here covers both panels and the manufacture of assembled parquet floors (SIC 16.22) in 2010. Panels accounted for 99% of the total of SIC codes 16.21 (panels) and 16.22 in 2008 and in 2009.

3. Excludes other wood-using industries.

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