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Forestry Statistics 2013 - Trade

UK export values by product

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Wood product exports from the UK were valued at a total of £1.8 billion in 2012, a decrease of 3% from the 2011 total (Table 3.7). Total exports of wood products in 2012 comprised 88% pulp and paper (mainly paper), 7% wood-based panels, 2% sawnwood and 3% other wood.

Table 3.7 UK export values, 2003-2012

Year

WoodPulp and paper

 Total

 

Sawnwood

Other
wood2

Wood-based
panels

Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

 
£ million

2003

47 25 91 1 002 5 173 1 181 1 345

2004

50 34 95 992 7 235 1 234 1 412

2005

52 35 102 1 002 6 278 1 286 1 475

2006

61 37 128 947 8 329 1 284 1 510

2007

70 40 107 1 013 7 407 1 427 1 645

2008

50 48 104 1 114 3 472 1 590 1 792

2009

41 21 104 1 010 10 342 1 362 1 530

2010 

47 42 113 1 068 18 524 1 610 1 812

2011 

41 53 128 1 044 11 595 1 650 1 872

2012

34 54 130 1 048 10 531 1 589 1 807

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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