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Forestry Statistics 2016 - Trade

Flow of recovered paper

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UK production of recovered paper (the amount recovered from businesses and households in the UK) totalled 8.0 million tonnes in 2015 (Table 3.3). There was a 10% increase in exports of recovered paper to 4.9 million tonnes in 2015 from the previous year, resulting in a 10% reduction in apparent consumption.

Table 3.3 Flow of recovered paper, 2006-2015

Year

UK
production

Imports

Exports

Apparent
consumption1

thousand tonnes

2006

8 015 140 3 996 4 159

2007

8 617 88 4 749 3 956

2008

8 768 74 4 891 3 951

2009

8 155 94 4 444 3 805

2010

8 003 115 4 388 3 730

2011

8 036 177 4 479 3 733

2012

8 099 160 4 447 3 812

2013

7 901 184 4 248 3 837

2014

8 014 136 4 436 3 714

2015

7 977 239 4 881 3 335

Source: Confederation of Paper Industries, UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs).

Notes:

1. Apparent consumption of recovered paper refers to use of recycled paper pulp in the UK.

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