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Figures for the production of paper (Table 2.21) are provided by the Confederation of Paper Industries. They cover all paper production from UK mills, not just those using UK roundwood. Most UK paper production uses recovered waste paper or imported pulp.
A total of 4.0 million tonnes of paper and paperboard was produced in the UK in 2015, a decrease of 10% from the previous year. Packaging materials accounted for 48% of the total UK paper production in 2015, graphic papers (including newsprint) for 27%, and sanitary and household papers for 19%.
|2006||2 483||805||1 999||301||5 588|
|2007||2 229||834||1 852||313||5 228|
|2008||2 063||783||1 838||299||4 983|
|2009||1 609||736||1 702||246||4 293|
|2010||1 637||729||1 640||294||4 300|
|2011||1 669||766||1 600||307||4 342|
|2012||1 616||795||1 798||271||4 480|
|2013||1 636||802||1 851||272||4 561|
|2014||1 544||768||1 801||284||4 397|
|2015||1 053||772||1 894||251||3 970|
Source: Confederation of Paper Industries
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