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Forestry Statistics 2014 - Trade

Apparent consumption of wood products in the UK

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UK production accounted for 40% of the UK sawnwood market, 55% of the UK wood-based panel market and 49% of the UK paper market in 2013 (Table 3.2).

Table 3.2 Apparent consumption of wood products1,2 in the UK, 2013

Product

UK
production

Imports

Exports

Apparent
consumption

Sawnwood (thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Coniferous

3 536

5 101

146

8 491

     Non-coniferous

46

393

19

420

     Total

3 581 5 494 164 8 911

Wood-based panels
(thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Veneer sheets

0

24

2

22

     Plywood

0 1 374 58 1 316

     Particleboard

2 276 790 229 2 837

     Fibreboard

756 774 143 1 388

     Total

3 032 2 963 432 5 563

Paper & paperboard
(thousand tonnes)

       

     Newsprint

1 233  510 333 1 410

     Other graphic papers

403 2 874 199 3 078

     Sanitary & household papers

802 370 13 1 159

     Packaging materials

1 851 2 043 452 3 442

     Other paper & paperboard

272 124 123 273

     Total

4 561 5 921 1 120 9 362

Source: industry surveys, industry associations, UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs).

Notes:

1. Excludes other wood products, e.g. fuelwood and round fencing.

2. Excludes roundwood and intermediate products (e.g. sawmill products, pulp and recovered paper) to avoid double-counting.

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