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Forestry Statistics 2014 - Finance & Prices

Gross value added

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Gross value added (GVA) measures the contribution to the economy of each individual producer, industry or sector in the United Kingdom. It is the difference between the value of outputs and the value of intermediate consumption, so mainly comprises employment costs and profits.

The Annual Business Survey (ABS), formerly the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI), carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) includes statistics on gross value added for different industries, classified using the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2007). The ABI was extended to include forestry from 2000. Further information on the ABS (and ABI) is available from the ONS website at www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/method-quality/specific/business-and-energy/annual-business-survey/index.html

Table 8.3 shows that, in 2012, GVA in primary wood processing (sawmilling, panels and pulp & paper) was reported to be £1.63 billion and GVA in forestry was £0.31 billion.

Table 8.3 Gross value added in forestry and wood processing3, 2008-2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC)1

2008

2009 

2010

2011 

2012

£ million

Forestry

438 382 329 416 310

Wood products

         

     Sawmilling

443 299 415 435 586

     Panels2

254 169  327 197 226

     Secondary products

2 114 1 590  1 630 1 822 1 886

     Total

2 811  2 058 2 372  2 454 2 698

Pulp, paper & paper products

         

     Pulp & paper

734 658  628 888 779

     Articles of paper & paperboard

2 026 2 309  2 912 3 160 3 064

     Total

2 760  2 968 3 541  4 049 3 843

Total wood processing

5 571  5 026 5 913  6 503 6 541

Total primary wood processing

1 431  1 126 1 370  1 515 1 626

Source: Annual Business Survey (Office for National Statistics, June 2014)

Notes:

1.  Categories are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2007) categories.  
Further details on the SIC codes used are provided in the Sources: Employment and businesses page.

2. The 2010 and 2011 figures for panels have been suppressed in the figures released by ONS, so the figures here cover both panels and the manufacture of assembled parquet floors (SIC 16.22) in 2010 and 2011. Panels accounted for 99% of the total of SIC codes 16.21 (panels) and 16.22 in 2008 and in 2009, and 98% in 2012.

3. Excludes other wood-using industries.

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