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Forestry Statistics 2014 - Trade

Flow of recovered paper

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UK production of recovered paper (the amount recovered from businesses and households in the UK) totalled 7.9 million tonnes in 2013 (Table 3.3). The amount of recovered paper which is exported rose from around 3.1 million tonnes in 2004 to 4.9 million tonnes in 2008, before decreasing to 4.2 million tonnes in 2013. Exports accounted for over one half (54%) of recovered paper produced in the UK in 2013.

Table 3.3 Flow of recovered paper, 2004-2013

Year

UK
production

Imports

Exports

Apparent
consumption1

thousand tonnes

2004

7 126 87 3 127 4 085

2005

7 718 78 3 329 4 467

2006

8 015 140 3 996 4 159

2007

8 617 88 4 749 3 956

2008

8 768 74 4 891 3 951

2009 

8 155 94  4 444 3 805

2010

8 003 115 4 388 3 730

2011 

8 036 177 4 479 3 733

2012

8 099 160 4 447 3 812

2013

7 869 184 4 248 3 805

Source: Confederation of Paper Industries, UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs).

Notes:

1. Apparent consumption of recovered paper refers to use of recycled paper pulp in the UK.

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