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Forestry Statistics 2014 - UK-Grown Timber

Wood-based panels

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Table 2.22 and Figure 2.4 show the inputs to mills that produce wood-based panels in the UK. The mills used a total of 3.8 million tonnes of material in 2013, a 5% decrease from 2012. The inputs in 2013 comprised 1.3 million tonnes of roundwood (33%), 1.7 million tonnes of sawmill products (45%) and 0.9 million tonnes of recycled wood fibre (22%). 

Table 2.22 Inputs to wood-based panel mills, 2004-2013

Year

UK roundwood1Sawmill productsImports2Total

 

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Recycled wood fibre3

thousand green tonnes

2004

1 525 2 1 778 0 9 0 3 312 2 1 078

2005

1 502 2 1 732 2 6 0 3 240 4 1 043

2006

1 365 1 1 794 0 3 0 3 162 1 1 173

2007

1 362 5 1 940 0 2 0 3 304 5 1 230

2008

1 219 2 1 591 0 0 0 2 810 2 1 119

2009

1 135 1 1 435 0 0 0 2 570 1 1 065

2010

1 375 1 1 631 0 7 1 3 013 2 1 120

2011 

1 417 1 1 779 0 0 0 3 196 1 952

2012

1 269 2 1 851 0 0 0 3 120 2 909

2013

1 263 0 1 709 0 0 0 2 972 0 853

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

Notes:

1. UK roundwood derived from stemwood.

2. Imports include roundwood, wood products and products from imported wood.

3. Recycled wood fibre is wood fibre recovered from both pre- and post-consumer wood waste for use in woodbased panel production.  Quantities are as delivered.

Figure 2.4 Inputs to wood-based panel mills

Figure 2.4 Inputs to wood-based panel mills

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

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