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Forestry Statistics 2014 - Trade

UK import quantities by product

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Wood imports to the UK in 2013 comprised 5.5 million cubic metres of sawnwood (6% increase from the previous year), 3.0 million cubic metres of wood-based panels (12% increase) and 5.0 million cubic metres of wood pellets (128% increase) (Table 3.4).

A total of 5.9 million tonnes of paper was imported into the UK in 2013, representing a 3% decrease from the 2012 figure of 6.1 million tonnes.

Table 3.4 UK import quantities, 2004-2013
YearWood (thousand m3) Pulp and paper (thousand tonnes)

 

Sawnwood 

 Wood-based 
panels     

Wood pellets2

    Other wood3 

 Paper

  Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

2004

8 583 4 114 .. 1 048 7 528 1 636 87 9 251

2005

8 341 3 939 .. 1 325 7 663 1 694 78 9 434

2006

7 963 3 959 .. 1 133 7 741 1 452 140 9 332

2007

8 469 3 858 .. 1 621 7 890 1 427 88 9 405

2008

5 886 3 389 .. 1 921 7 403 1 344 74 8 821

2009 

5 240 2 500  66 821  7 018 940 94 8 052

2010 

5 699 2 701 816 1 071 7 254 1 094 115 8 462

2011

4 936 2 827 1 502 985 6 887 1 009 177 8 073

2012

5 179 2 650 2 201 965 6 119 1 021 160 7 300

2013

5 494 2 963 5 015 1 234 5 921 1 100 184 7 205

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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