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Forestry Statistics 2014 - Trade

UK export quantities by product

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A total of 5.4 million tonnes of pulp and paper (including recovered paper) was exported from the UK in 2013 (table 3.5). This represented a 4% decrease from the previous year.

Table 3.5 UK export quantities, 2004-2013

Year

Wood (thousand m3) Pulp and paper (thousand tonnes)

 

Sawnwood

Wood-based panels

Wood pellets2

Other wood3 

Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

2004

312 519 ..  1 294 1 557 29 3 127 4 714

2005

358 520 ..  1 186 1 164 25 3 329 4 518

2006

415 510 ..  1 214 1 002 24 3 996 5 022

2007

346 599 ..  1 353 971 24 4 749 5 743

2008

222 520 ..  1 289 1 031 10 4 891 5 932

2009 

 203 451  18  657 896  22 4 444 5 361

2010 

195 509 89  1 029 926 35 4 388 5 349

2011 

162 546 56  1 430 974 32 4 479 5 485

2012

141 597 79  1 778 1 143 36 4 447 5 626

2013

164 432 157 1 279 1 120 23 4 248 5 391

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.  Included in 'Other wood' before 2009.

3.  Includes roundwood, wood charcoal, chips, particles and residues.  Excludes wood pellets from 2009.

..  Denotes data not available.

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