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Forestry Statistics 2013 - Trade

Apparent consumption of wood products in the UK

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UK production accounted for 40% of the UK sawnwood market, 59% of the UK wood-based panel market and 47% of the UK paper market in 2012 (Table 3.2).

Table 3.2 Apparent consumption of wood products1,2 in the UK, 2012

Product

UK
production

Imports

Exports

Apparent
consumption

Sawnwood (thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Coniferous

3 361

4 756

116

8 002

     Non-coniferous

48

423

25

446

     Total

3 409 5 179 141 8 448

Wood-based panels
(thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Veneer sheets

0

20

2

18

     Plywood

0 1 285 54 1 231

     Particleboard

2 215 610 332 2 492

     Fibreboard

788 735 209 1 314

     Total

3 003 2 650 597 5 056

Paper & paperboard
(thousand tonnes)

       

     Newsprint

1 184  652 336 1 500

     Other graphic papers

432 2 974 221 3 185

     Sanitary & household papers

786 356 9 1 133

     Packaging materials

1 734 2 017 424 3 327

     Other paper & paperboard

280 120 153 247

     Total

4 416 6 119 1 143 9 392

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

Notes:

1. Excludes other wood products, e.g. fuelwood and round fencing.

2. Excludes roundwood and intermediate products (e.g. sawmill products, pulp and recovered paper) to avoid double-counting.

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