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Production of wood-based panel products

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.

Table 2.23 Wood-based panel production, 2006-2015
Year Particleboard1 Fibreboard2 Total
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

Notes:

1. Includes Oriented Strand Board (OSB).

2. Includes Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF).

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