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Forestry Statistics 2017 - Trade

UK export quantities by product

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A total of 5.7 million tonnes of pulp and paper (including recovered paper) was exported from the UK in 2016 (table 3.5), unchanged from the previous year.

Table 3.5 UK export quantities, 2007-2016

Year

(thousand m3) (thousand tonnes)

 

Sawn
wood

Wood-
based
panels

Other
wood2

Wood
pellets3

Paper

Pulp

Recovered
paper

Total
pulp &
paper

2007

346 599 1 353 .. 971 24 4 749 5 743

2008

222 520 1 289 .. 1 031 10 4 891 5 932

2009

203 451 657 12 896 22 4 444 5 361

2010

195 509 1 029 60 926 35 4 388 5 349

2011

162 546 1 430 38 974 32 4 479 5 485

2012

141 597 1 779 54 1 102 36 4 447 5 585

2013

167 432 1 267 106 1 119 23 4 248 5 390

2014

175 404 1 083 98 1 010 21 4 436 5 467

2015

187 286 1 018 88 807 24 4 881 5 712

2016

191 315 857 21 760 8 4 932 5 700

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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