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Gross value added

Gross value added (GVA) measures the contribution to the economy of each individual producer, industry or sector in the United Kingdom. It is the difference between the value of outputs and the value of intermediate consumption, so mainly comprises employment costs and profits.

The Annual Business Survey (ABS) carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) includes statistics on gross value added for different industries, classified using the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2007). Further information on the ABS is available from the ONS website .

Table 8.3 shows that, in 2015, GVA in primary wood processing (sawmilling, panels and pulp & paper) was reported to be £1.49 billion and GVA in forestry was £0.63 billion.

Table 8.3 Gross value added in forestry and wood processing3, 2011-2015

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)1 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
£ million     
Forestry 416 307 504 540 626
Wood products          
Sawmilling 435 586 518 356 429
Panels2 197 226 267 436 323
Secondary products 1822 1861 1797 1955 2510
Total 2454 2673 2582 2747 3263
Pulp, paper & paper products          
Pulp & paper 888 776 578 596 738
Articles of paper & paperboard 3160 3083 3115 3197 3339
Total 4049 3859 3693 3793 4078
Total wood processing 6503 6532 6275 6540 7341
Total primary wood processing 1520 1588 1363 1388 1490

Source: Annual Business Survey (Office for National Statistics, June 2017)

Notes:

1. Categories are based on the UK Standard Industrial Classification (SIC 2007)categories.
Further details on the SIC codes used are provided in the Sources: Employment and businesses page.

2. The 2011, 2013 2014 and 2015 figures for panels have been suppressed in the figures released by ONS, so the figures here cover both panels and the manufacture of assembled parquet floors (SIC 16.22) for those years. Panels accounted for 98% of the total of SIC codes 16.21 (panels) and 16.22 in 2012.

3. Excludes other wood-using industries.

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