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Forestry Statistics 2015 - Finance & Prices

Gross value added

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Gross value added (GVA) measures the contribution to the economy of each individual producer, industry or sector in the United Kingdom. It is the difference between the value of outputs and the value of intermediate consumption, so mainly comprises employment costs and profits.

The Annual Business Survey (ABS) carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) includes statistics on gross value added for different industries, classified using the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2007). Further information on the ABS is available from the ONS website at www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/method-quality/specific/business-and-energy/annual-business-survey/index.html

Table 8.3 shows that, in 2013, GVA in primary wood processing (sawmilling, panels and pulp & paper) was reported to be £1.40 billion and GVA in forestry was £0.50 billion.

Table 8.3 Gross value added in forestry and wood processing3, 2009-2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC)1

2009 

2010

2011

2012

2013

£ million

Forestry

382 329 416 307 504

Wood products

         

     Sawmilling

299 415 435 586 545

     Panels2

169  327 197 226 280

     Secondary products

1 590  1 630 1 822 1 861 1 797

     Total

 2 058 2 372  2 454 2 673 2 622

Pulp, paper & paper products

         

     Pulp & paper

658  628 888 776 578

     Articles of paper & paperboard

2 309  2 912 3 160 3 083 3 085

     Total

 2 968 3 541  4 049  3 859 3 663

Total wood processing

 5 026 5 913  6 503 6 532 6 285

Total primary wood processing

 1 126 1 370  1 520 1 588 1 403

Source: Annual Business Survey (Office for National Statistics, June 2015)

Notes:

1.  Categories are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2007) categories.  
Further details on the SIC codes used are provided in the Sources: Employment and businesses page.

2. The 2010, 2011 and 2013 figures for panels have been suppressed in the figures released by ONS, so the figures here cover both panels and the manufacture of assembled parquet floors (SIC 16.22) in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Panels accounted for 99% of the total of SIC codes 16.21 (panels) and 16.22 in 2009, and 98% in 2012.

3. Excludes other wood-using industries.

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