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Forestry Statistics 2016 - 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 .

Table 8.3 shows that, in 2014, GVA in primary wood processing (sawmilling, panels and pulp & paper) was reported to be £1.39 billion and GVA in forestry was £0.58 billion.

Table 8.3 Gross value added in forestry and wood processing3, 2010-2014

Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC)1

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

£ million

Forestry

329 416 307 504 582

Wood products

         

     Sawmilling

415 435 586 518 355

     Panels2

327 197 226 267 437

     Secondary products

 1 630 1 822 1 861 1 797 1 971

     Total

2 372 2 454 2 673 2 582 2 763

Pulp, paper & paper products

         

     Pulp & paper

 628 888 776 578 596

     Articles of paper & paperboard

2 912 3 160 3 083 3 115 3 200

     Total

3 541 4 049 3 859 3 693 3 796

Total wood processing

5 913 6 503 6 532 6 275 6 559

Total primary wood processing

1 370 1 520 1 588 1 363 1 388

Source: Annual Business Survey (Office for National Statistics, June 2016)

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, 2013 and 2014 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) for those years. Panels accounted for 98% of the total of SIC codes 16.21 (panels) and 16.22 in 2012.

3. Excludes other wood-using industries.

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