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Forestry Statistics 2015 - Trade

UK export values by product

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Wood product exports from the UK were valued at a total of £1.7 billion in 2014, a decrease of 3% from the 2013 total (Table 3.7). Total exports of wood products in 2014 comprised 89% pulp and paper (mainly paper), 6% wood-based panels, 3% sawnwood and 2% other wood.

Table 3.7 UK export values, 2005-2014

Year

WoodPulp and paper

 Total

 

Sawnwood

Wood-based
panels

Wood pellets2 

Other wood3 

Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total pulp
& paper

 
£ million

2005

52 102 .. 35 1 002 6 278 1 286 1 475

2006

61 128 .. 37 947 8 329 1 284 1 510

2007

70 107 .. 40 1 013 7 407 1 427 1 645

2008

50 104 .. 48 1 114 3 472 1 590 1 792

2009

41 104 2 20 1 010 10 342 1 362 1 530

2010 

47 113 7 35 1 068 18 524 1 610 1 812

2011 

41 128 3 50 1 044 11 595 1 650 1 872

2012

34 130 4 51 1 048 10 531 1 589 1 807

2013

37 109 5 47 1 017 8 494 1 519 1 717

2014

43 107 2 40 997 7 476 1 480 1 672

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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