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Total production of wood-based panels in 2016 was 3.0 million cubic metres, a 2% decrease from 2015 (Table 2.23). Around three quarters (77%) of wood-based panel products produced in the UK in 2016 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, 2007-2016
|thousand cubic metres|
Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation
1. Includes Oriented Strand Board (OSB).
2. Includes Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF).
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