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Forestry Statistics 2017 - Trade

UK import values by product

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Wood product imports in 2016 were valued at a total of £7.5 billion, unchanged from the level in 2015 (Table 3.6).

Pulp and paper (including recovered paper) imports were valued at £4.1 billion in 2016 (over one half of the total value of wood product imports). Sawnwood imports were valued at £1.4 billion in 2016, wood-based panels at £1.0 billion and wood pellets at £0.9 billion.

Table 3.6 UK import values, 2007-2016

Year

Sawn
wood
Wood-
based
panels
Other
wood2 
Wood
pellets3
Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper
Total
pulp &
paper
Total
£ million

2007

1 516 914 128  .. 3 741 526 7 4 275 6 833

2008

1 085 873 158  .. 3 655 608 10 4 273 6 389

2009

953  677 104 7 3 635 425 11 4 071 5 811

2010

1 199 781 110 69 3 997 593 17 4 607 6 765

2011

1 080 838 79 129 4 049 613 34 4 696 6 822

2012

1 084 791 75 185 3 727 519 21 4 266 6 402

2013

1 180 882 88 412 3 644 500 21 4 165 6 727

2014

1 420 936 80 547 3 667 509 19 4 196 7 180

2015

1 311 957 88 780 3 711 642 23 4 375 7 510

2016

1 412 1 010 86 915 3 434 608 13 4 054 7 477

Source: UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs), industry associations

Notes:

1. There are reliability concerns for some of these figures, particularly for individual products (see Sources chapter).

2. Includes roundwood, wood charcoal, chips, particles and residues. Excludes wood pellets from 2009.

3. .. Denotes data not available (wood pellets included within 'Other wood' category before 2009).

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