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Forestry Statistics 2016 - Trade

Apparent consumption of wood products in the UK

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UK production accounted for 36 of the UK sawnwood market, 51% of the UK wood-based panel market and 44% of the UK paper market in 2015 (Table 3.2).

Table 3.2 Apparent consumption of wood products1,2 in the UK, 2015

Product

UK
production

Imports

Exports

Apparent
consumption

Sawnwood (thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Coniferous

3 449

5 888

167

9 170

     Non-coniferous

44

435

20

459

     Total

3 493 6 323 187 9 629

Wood-based panels
(thousand m3)

 

 

 

 

     Veneer sheets

0

15

3

12

     Plywood

0 1 468 45 1 422

     Particleboard

2 324 970 167 3 127

     Fibreboard

756 764 71 1 449

     Total

3 080 3 217 286 6 011

Paper & paperboard
(thousand tonnes)

       

     Graphic papers

1 053 3 384 303 4 134

     Sanitary & household papers

772 244 17 999

     Packaging materials

1 894 2 149 373 3 670

     Other paper & paperboard

251 145 115 281

     Total

3 970 5 922 808 9 084

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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