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Forestry Statistics 2013 - Finance & Prices

Gross value added

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Gross value added (GVA) measures the contribution to the economy of each individual producer, industry or sector in the United Kingdom. It is the difference between the value of outputs and the value of intermediate consumption, so mainly comprises employment costs and profits.

The Annual Business Survey (ABS), formerly the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI), carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) includes statistics on gross value added for different industries, classified using the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2003/2007). The ABI was extended to include forestry from 2000. Further information on the ABS (and ABI) is available from the ONS website at www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/method-quality/specific/business-and-energy/annual-business-survey/index.html

Table 8.3 shows that, in 2011, GVA in primary wood processing (sawmilling, panels and pulp & paper) was reported to be £1.52 billion and GVA in forestry was £0.40 billion.

Table 8.3 Gross value added in forestry and wood processing2, 2007-2011

Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC)1

2007

2008

2009 

2010

 2011

£ million

Forestry

384 438 382 329 404

Wood products

 

       

     Sawmilling

498 443 299 415 430

     Panels

344 254 169  327 198

     Secondary products

2 382 2 114 1 590  1 630 1 792

     Total

3 224 2 811  2 058 2 372 2 420

Pulp, paper & paper products

         

     Pulp & paper

825 734 658  628 888

     Articles of paper & paperboard

2 146 2 026 2 309  2 912 3 061

     Total

2 971 2 760  2 968 3 541 3 949

Total wood processing

6 195 5 571  5 026 5 913 6 369

Total primary wood processing

1 667 1 431  1 126 1 370 1 516

Source: Annual Business Survey/ Annual Business Inquiry (Office for National Statistics, June 2009 and June 2013)

Notes:

1.  Categories are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) categories. 2007 data are based on SIC 2003; data for 2008 on are based on SIC 2007. Given the change in classifications, figures for 2007 may not be consistent with those for subsequent years. Further details on the SIC codes used are provided in the Sources: Employment and businesses page.

2. The 2010 and 2011 figures for panels have been suppressed in the figures released by ONS, so the figures here cover both panels and the manufacture of assembled parquet floors (SIC 16.22) in 2010 and 2011. Panels accounted for 99% of the total of SIC codes 16.21 (panels) and 16.22 in 2008 and in 2009.

3. Excludes other wood-using industries.

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