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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.
|Other wood2||Wood pellets3||Paper||Pulp||Recovered
|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
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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