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UK export quantities by product

A total of 5.7 million tonnes of pulp and paper (including recovered paper) was exported from the UK in 2015 (table 3.5). This represented a 4% increase from the previous year.

Table 3.5 UK export quantities, 2006-2015
Year (thousand m3) (thousand tonnes)
Sawnwood Wood-based panels Other wood2 Wood pellets3 Paper Pulp Recovered
paper
Total pulp
& paper
2006 415 510 1 214 .. 1 002 24 3 996 5 022
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 1 778 54 1 102 36 4 447 5 585
2013 167 432 1 219 106 1 119 23 4 248 5 390
2014 175 404 984 98 1 015 21 4 436 5 472
2015 187 286 987 88 808 24 4 881 5 713

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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