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Forestry Statistics 2014 - Trade

UK import values by product

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Wood product imports in 2013 were valued at a total of £6.7 billion, a 5% increase from the level in 2012 (Table 3.6).

Pulp and paper (including recovered paper) comprised around three fifths of the total value of wood product imports in 2013, 18% was sawnwood, 13% wood-based panels and 6% wood pellets.

Table 3.6 UK import values, 2004-2013

Year

WoodPulp and paper

 Total

 

Sawnwood

Wood-based
panels

Wood pellets2 

Other wood3 

Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

 
£ million

2004

1 190 961 .. 95 3 520 476 7 4 003 6 248

2005

1 120 918 .. 114 3 432 517 5 3 954 6 106

2006

1 144 926 .. 112 3 599 548 9 4 156 6 338

2007

1 516 914 .. 128 3 741 526 7 4 275 6 833

2008

1 085 873 .. 158 3 655 608 10 4 273 6 389

2009 

953  677 7 104 3 635 425 11 4 071 5 811

2010 

1 199 781 69 110 3 997 593 17 4 607 6 765

2011 

1 080 838 129 79 4 049 613 34 4 696 6 822

2012

1 084 791 185 75 3 727 519 21 4 266 6 402

2013

1 179 874 412 87 3 644 500 21 4 165 6 717

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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