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Forestry Statistics 2013 - UK-Grown Timber

Wood-based panels

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Total production of wood-based panels in 2012 was 3.0 million cubic metres, an 11% decrease from 2011 (Table 2.23). This drop in production reflected the closure of one wood-based panel mill in 2012.

Around three quarters (74%) of wood-based panel products produced in the UK in 2012 were particleboard (including oriented strand board (OSB)).

Table 2.23 Wood-based panel production, 2003-2012

Year

Particleboard1

Fibreboard2

Total

thousand cubic metres

2003

2 526 835 3 361

2004

2 653 880 3 533

2005

2 557 841 3 398

2006

2 626 872 3 498

2007

2 684 865 3 549

2008

2 431 709 3 140

2009 

2 370 660 3 030

2010 

2 594 776 3 370

2011 

2 625 759 3 384

2012

2 215 788 3 003

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

Notes:

1. Includes Oriented Strand Board (OSB).

2. Includes Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF).

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