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Forestry Statistics 2017 - Finance & Prices

Gross value added

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Gross value added (GVA) measures the contribution to the economy of each individual producer, industry or sector in the United Kingdom. It is the difference between the value of outputs and the value of intermediate consumption, so mainly comprises employment costs and profits.

The Annual Business Survey (ABS) carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) includes statistics on gross value added for different industries, classified using the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2007). Further information on the ABS is available from the ONS website .

Table 8.3 shows that, in 2015, GVA in primary wood processing (sawmilling, panels and pulp & paper) was reported to be £1.49 billion and GVA in forestry was £0.63 billion.

Table 8.3 Gross value added in forestry and wood processing3, 2011-2015

Standard Industrial Classification
(SIC)1

2011

2012

2013

2014 

2015

£ million

Forestry

416 307 504 540 626

Wood products

         

     Sawmilling

435 586 518 356 429

     Panels2

197 226 267 436 323

     Secondary products

1 822 1 861 1 797 1 955 2 510

     Total

2 454 2 673 2 582  2 747 3 263

Pulp, paper & paper products

         

     Pulp & paper

888 776 578 596 738

     Articles of paper & paperboard

3 160 3 083 3 115 3 197 3 339

     Total

4 049 3 859 3 693  3 793 4 078

Total wood processing

6 503 6 532 6 275  6 540 7 341

Total primary wood processing

1 520 1 588 1 363  1 388 1 490

Source: Annual Business Survey (Office for National Statistics, June 2017)

Notes:

1. Categories are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2007) categories.
Further details on the SIC codes used are provided in the Sources: Employment and businesses page.

2. The 2011, 2013 2014 and 2015 figures for panels have been suppressed in the figures released by ONS, so the figures here cover both panels and the manufacture of assembled parquet floors (SIC 16.22) for those years. Panels accounted for 98% of the total of SIC codes 16.21 (panels) and 16.22 in 2012.

3. Excludes other wood-using industries.

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