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Forestry Statistics 2014 - UK-Grown Timber

Exports

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UK softwood exports in 2013 consisted of 379 thousand green tonnes of industrial roundwood (excluding sawlogs) and 260 thousand green tonnes of logs, giving a total of 640 thousand green tonnes of roundwood (Table 2.27). This corresponded to a 19% increase in the quantity of softwood roundwood exports since 2012, although it remains lower than the level in the period 2005 to 2008. The increase was driven by a doubling in softwood log exports between 2012 and 2013.

The UK also exported 126 thousand tonnes of softwood chips in 2013, an 11% decrease from the previous year.

Table 2.27 Summary of softwood exports1, 2004-2013

Year

Roundwood

Chips

 

Industrial
roundwood

Logs

Total

 
thousand green tonnes

2004

465 145 610 320

2005

560 145 705 150

2006

505 138 643 214

2007

588 171 759 251

2008

556 176 733 176

2009 

244 104 347 125

2010 

301 166 467 136

2011 

415 171 585 158

2012

405 130 535 142

2013

379 260 640 126

Source: industry associations

Notes:

1.  Includes all roundwood other than sawlogs.

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