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Figure 3.2 - Country of origin of sawn softwood imports to the UK, 1962-2016

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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 1992 and 2003, but have reduced to 2012 before starting to recover in more recent years. Sweden has consistently been the principal country of origin for UK sawn softwood imports since 1993.