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UK production of recovered paper (the amount recovered from businesses and households in the UK) totalled 7.8 million tonnes in 2016 (Table 3.3) a decrease of 1% from 2015. This, alongside a 1% increase in exports and a 59% drop in imports, led to an overall 10% reduction in apparent consumption from 2015 to 2016.
Table 3.3 Flow of recovered paper, 2007-2016
|Year||UK production||Imports||Exports||Apparent consumption1|
Source: Confederation of Paper Industries, UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs).
1. Apparent consumption of recovered paper refers to use of recycled paper pulp in the UK.
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