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Forestry Statistics 2015 - Trade

UK export quantities by product

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A total of 5.5 million tonnes of pulp and paper (including recovered paper) was exported from the UK in 2014 (table 3.5). This represented a 2% increase from the previous year.

Table 3.5 UK export quantities, 2005-2014

Year

Wood (thousand m3) Pulp and paper (thousand tonnes)

 

Sawnwood

Wood-based panels

Wood pellets2

Other wood3 

Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

2005

358 520 ..  1 186 1 164 25 3 329 4 518

2006

415 510 ..  1 214 1 002 24 3 996 5 022

2007

346 599 ..  1 353 971 24 4 749 5 743

2008

222 520 ..  1 289 1 031 10 4 891 5 932

2009 

 203 451  18  657 896  22 4 444 5 361

2010 

195 509 89  1 029 926 35 4 388 5 349

2011 

162 546 56  1 430 974 32 4 479 5 485

2012

141 597 79  1 778 1 102 36 4 447 5 585

2013

164 432 157 1 219 1 119 23 4 248 5 390

2014

175 404 146 984 1 015 21 4 436 5 472

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.  ..  Denotes data not available (wood pellets included within 'Other wood' category before 2009).

3.  Includes roundwood, wood charcoal, chips, particles and residues.  Excludes wood pellets from 2009.

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