Forestry Statistics 2012 - Trade

UK import values by product

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Wood product imports in 2011 were valued at a total of £6.8 billion, a 1% increase from the level in 2010 (Table 3.6).

Pulp and paper (including recovered paper) comprised 69% of the total value of wood product imports in 2011, 16% was sawnwood, 12% wood-based panels and 3% other wood.

Table 3.6 UK import values, 2002-2011

Year

WoodPulp and paper

 Total

 

Sawnwood

Other
wood1

Wood-based
panels

Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

 
£ million

2002

1 107 79 781 3 237 484 9 3 730 5 697

2003

1 225 98 767 3 509 484 10 4 003 6 094

2004

1 190 95 961 3 520 476 7 4 003 6 248

2005

1 120 114 918 3 432 517 5 3 954 6 106

2006

1 144 112 926 3 599 548 9 4 156 6 338

2007

1 516 128 914 3 741 526 7 4 275 6 833

2008

1 085 158 873 3 655 608 10 4 273 6 389

2009 

953  111  677 3 635 425 11 4 071 5 811

2010 

1 199 179 781 3 997 593 17 4 607 6 765

2011 

1 083 223 838 4 049 613 34 4 696 6 839

Source: UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs), industry associations

Notes:

1. Includes roundwood, wood charcoal, chips, particles and residues.

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