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Forestry Statistics 2017 - UK-Grown Timber

Exports

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UK softwood exports in 2016 consisted of 48 thousand green tonnes of industrial roundwood (excluding sawlogs) and 183 thousand green tonnes of sawlogs, giving a total of 231 thousand green tonnes of roundwood (Table 2.27). The quantity of softwood roundwood exports decreased by 16% between 2015 and 2016.

The UK also exported 51 thousand tonnes of softwood chips in 2016, a 41% decrease from the previous year.

Table 2.27 Summary of softwood exports, 2007-2016

Year

Roundwood

Chips

 

Industrial
roundwood1

Sawlogs

Total

 
thousand green tonnes

2007

588 171 759 251

2008

556 176 733 176

2009 

244 104 347 125

2010 

301 166 467 136

2011 

415 171 585 158

2012

405 130 535 142

2013

379 260 640 126

2014

228 209 437 151

2015

75 202 276 86

2016

48 183 231 51

Source: industry associations

Notes:

1. Includes all roundwood other than sawlogs.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2017