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Wood imports to the UK in 2016 included 6.6 million cubic metres of sawnwood (a 5% increase from the previous year), 3.4 million cubic metres of wood-based panels (6% increase) and 6.8 million tonnes of wood pellets (3% increase) (Table 3.4). A total of 5.9 million tonnes of paper was imported into the UK in 2016, a decrease of 1% from 2015.
Table 3.4 UK import quantities, 2007-2016
|Year||(thousand m3)||(thousand tonnes)|
Source: UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs), industry associations
1. There are reliability concerns for some of these figures, particularly for individual products (see Sources chapter).
2. Includes roundwood, wood charcoal, chips, particles and residues. Excludes wood pellets from 2009.
3. .. Denotes data not available (wood pellets included within ‘Other wood’ category before 2009).
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