Figure 3.2 - Country of origin of sawn softwood imports to the UK, 1962-2015
Figure 3.2 is a stacked area chart showing the country of origin of sawn softwood imports to the UK since 1962. Countries shown are Sweden, Finland, Canada, Former USSR (to 1991), Russian Federation (from 1992), Baltic States (from 1992) and other countries. The chart shows that the total level of sawn softwood imports has fluctuated over the period, between around 5 million m3 and 10 million m3. Imports from Canada have reduced since the early 1990s; those from the Baltic States have increased between 1994 and 2003, but have reduced since then. Sweden has consistently been the principal country of origin for UK sawn softwood imports over the past 20 years.