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UK export values by product

Wood product exports from the UK were valued at a total of £1.6 billion in 2015, a decrease of 5% from the 2014 total (Table 3.7). Total exports of wood products in 2015 comprised 90% pulp and paper (mainly paper), 5% wood-based panels, 3% sawnwood and 2% other wood.

Table 3.7 UK export values, 2006-2015
Year Sawnwood Wood-based
panels
Other wood2 Wood pellets3 Paper Pulp Recovered
paper
Total pulp
& paper
Total
£ million
2006 61 128 37 .. 947 8 329 1 284 1 510
2007 70 107 40 .. 1 013 7 407 1 427 1 645
2008 50 104 48 .. 1 114 3 472 1 590 1 792
2009 41 104 20 2 1 010 10 342 1 362 1 530
2010 47 113 35 7 1 068 18 524 1 610 1 812
2011 41 128 50 3 1 044 11 595 1 650 1 872
2012 34 130 51 4 1 048 10 531 1 589 1 807
2013 37 109 47 5 1 017 8 494 1 519 1 717
2014 43 107 40 2 997 7 476 1 480 1 672
2015 44 75 35 1 901 7 534 1 441 1 597

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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