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Forestry Statistics 2016 - UK-Grown Timber

Wood-based panels

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Total production of wood-based panels in 2015 was 3.1 million cubic metres, unchanged from 2014 (Table 2.23). Three quarters (75%) of wood-based panel products produced in the UK in 2015 were particleboard (including oriented strand board (OSB)). The marked decrease between 2011 and 2012 largely results from the closure of a panel mill in 2012.

Table 2.23 Wood-based panel production, 2006-2015

Year

Particleboard1

Fibreboard2

Total

thousand cubic metres

2006

2 626 872 3 498

2007

2 684 865 3 549

2008

2 431 709 3 140

2009 

2 370 660 3 030

2010 

2 594 776 3 370

2011 

2 625 759 3 384

2012

2 215 788 3 003

2013

2 276 756 3 032

2014

2 319 749 3 068

2015

2 324 756 3 080

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

Notes:

1. Includes Oriented Strand Board (OSB).

2. Includes Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF).

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