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Forestry Statistics 2015 - UK-Grown Timber

Exports

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UK softwood exports in 2014 consisted of 228 thousand green tonnes of industrial roundwood (excluding sawlogs) and 209 thousand green tonnes of logs, giving a total of 437 thousand green tonnes of roundwood (Table 2.27). The quantity of softwood roundwood exports decreased by around one third (32%) between 2013 and 2014.

The UK also exported 151 thousand tonnes of softwood chips in 2014, a 20% increase from the previous year.

Table 2.27 Summary of softwood exports, 2005-2014

Year

Roundwood

Chips

 

Industrial
roundwood1

Logs

Total

 
thousand green tonnes

2005

560 145 705 150

2006

505 138 643 214

2007

588 171 759 251

2008

556 176 733 176

2009 

244 104 347 125

2010 

301 166 467 136

2011 

415 171 585 158

2012

405 130 535 142

2013

379 260 640 126

2014

228 209 437 151

Source: industry associations

Notes:

1.  Includes all roundwood other than sawlogs.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2015