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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Wood-based panels

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Table 2.22 and Figure 2.4 show the inputs to mills that produce wood-based panels in the UK. The mills used a total of 3.9 million tonnes of material in 2015, unchanged from 2014. The inputs in 2015 comprised 1.3 million green tonnes of roundwood (34%), 1.7 million green tonnes of sawmill products (43%) and 0.9 million tonnes of recycled wood fibre (22%).

Table 2.22 Inputs to wood-based panel mills, 2006-2015

Year

UK roundwood1 Sawmill products Imports2 Total

 

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Soft wood

Hard wood

Recycled wood fibre3

thousand green tonnes

2006

1 365 1 1 794 0 3 0 3 162 1 1 173

2007

1 362 5 1 940 0 2 0 3 304 5 1 230

2008

1 219 2 1 591 0 0 0 2 810 2 1 119

2009

1 135 1 1 435 0 0 0 2 570 1 1 065

2010

1 375 1 1 631 0 7 1 3 013 2 1 120

2011

1 417 1 1 779 0 0 0 3 196 1 952

2012

1 269 2 1 851 0 0 0 3 120 2 909

2013

1 263 0 1 709 0 0 0 2 972 0 853

2014

1 283 0 1 809 0 0 0 3 092 0 812

2015

1 334 0 1 687 0 12 5 3 033 5 852

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

Notes:

1. UK roundwood derived from stemwood.

2. Imports include roundwood, wood products and products from imported wood.

3. Recycled wood fibre is wood fibre recovered from both pre- and post-consumer wood waste for use in woodbased panel production. Quantities are as delivered.

Figure 2.4 Inputs to wood-based panel mills

Figure 2.4 Inputs to wood-based panel mills

Note:

1. Recycled wood fibre data not available before 1999.

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

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