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Forestry Statistics 2013 - Trade

UK export quantities by product

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A total of 5.6 million tonnes of pulp and paper (including recovered paper) was exported from the UK in 2012 (table 3.5). This represented a 3% increase from the previous year.

Table 3.5 UK export quantities, 2003-2012

Year

Wood (thousand m3) Pulp and paper (thousand tonnes)

 

Sawnwood

Other
wood2

Wood-based
panels

Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

2003

304 840 531 1 697 10 2 005 3 713

2004

312 1 294 519 1 557 29 3 127 4 714

2005

358 1 186 520 1 164 25 3 329 4 518

2006

415 1 214 510 1 002 24 3 996 5 022

2007

346 1 353 599 971 24 4 749 5 743

2008

222 1 289 520 1 031 10 4 891 5 932

2009 

 203  674  451  896  22 4 444 5 361

2010 

195 1 118 509 926 35 4 388 5 349

2011 

162 1 487 546 974 32 4 479 5 485

2012

141 1 857 597 1 143 36 4 447 5 626

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

Notes:

1.  There are reliability concerns for some of these figures, particularly for individual products (see Sources chapter).

2.  Includes roundwood, wood charcoal, chips, particles, residues and wood pellets.

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