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Forestry Statistics 2015 - Trade

Apparent consumption of wood products in the UK

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UK production accounted for 38% of the UK sawnwood market, 52% of the UK wood-based panel market and 47% of the UK paper market in 2014 (Table 3.2).

Table 3.2 Apparent consumption of wood products1,2 in the UK, 2014

Product

UK
production

Imports

Exports

Apparent
consumption

Sawnwood (thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Coniferous

3 716

5 928

157

9 488

     Non-coniferous

47

496

18

526

     Total

3 764 6 425 175 10 013

Wood-based panels
(thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Veneer sheets

0

24

3

21

     Plywood

0 1 399 72 1 328

     Particleboard

2 319 980 218 3 081

     Fibreboard

749 857 112 1 494

     Total

3 068 3 260 404 5 924

Paper & paperboard
(thousand tonnes)

       

     Newsprint

1 159  537 292 1 404

     Other graphic papers

385 2 856 190 3 051

     Sanitary & household papers

768 235 15 988

     Packaging materials

1 797 2 169 398 3 568

     Other paper & paperboard

284 152 120 316

     Total

4 393 5 949 1 015 9 327

Source: industry surveys, industry associations, UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs).

Notes:

1. Excludes other wood products, e.g. fuelwood and round fencing.

2. Excludes roundwood and intermediate products (e.g. sawmill products, pulp and recovered paper) to avoid double-counting.

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