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Forestry Statistics 2013 - UK-Grown Timber

Pulp & paper

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Figures for the production of paper (Table 2.21) are provided by the Confederation of Paper Industries. They cover all paper production from UK mills, not just those using UK roundwood. Most UK paper production uses recovered waste paper or imported pulp. 

A total of 4.4 million tonnes of paper and paperboard was produced in the UK in 2012, an increase of 2% from the previous year. Packaging materials accounted for 39% of the total UK paper production in 2012, graphic papers (including newsprint) for 37%, and sanitary and household papers for 18%.

Table 2.21 Production of paper and paperboard, 2003-2012

Year

Graphic papers
(incl newsprint)

Sanitary &
household papers

Packaging
materials

     Other

Total paper
& paperboard

thousand tonnes

2003

2 532 808 2 240 646 6 226

2004

2 632 806 2 230 572 6 240

2005

2 654 801 1 989 595 6 039

2006

2 483 805 1 999 301 5 588

2007

2 229 834 1 852 313 5 228

2008

2 063 783 1 838 299 4 983

2009 

1 609 736 1 702 246

4 293

2010

1 637 729 1 640 294

4 300

2011 

1 669 766 1 600 307

4 342

2012

1 616 786 1 734 280

4 416

Source: Confederation of Paper Industries

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