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Total production of wood-based panels in 2015 was 3.1 million cubic metres, unchanged from 2014 (Table 2.23). Three quarters (75%) of wood-based panel products produced in the UK in 2015 were particleboard (including oriented strand board (OSB)). The marked decrease between 2011 and 2012 largely results from the closure of a panel mill in 2012.
|thousand cubic metres|
|2006||2 626||872||3 498|
|2007||2 684||865||3 549|
|2008||2 431||709||3 140|
|2009||2 370||660||3 030|
|2010||2 594||776||3 370|
|2011||2 625||759||3 384|
|2012||2 215||788||3 003|
|2013||2 276||756||3 032|
|2014||2 319||749||3 068|
|2015||2 324||756||3 080|
Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation
1. Includes Oriented Strand Board (OSB).
2. Includes Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF).
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