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Production of wood-based panel products

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

Year Particleboard1 Fibreboard2 Total
thousand cubic metres   
2007 2684 865 3549
2008 2431 709 3140
2009 2370 660 3030
2010 2594 776 3370
2011 2625 759 3384
2012 2215 788 3003
2013 2276 756 3032
2014 2319 749 3068
2015 2324 756 3080
2016 2349 684 3033

Source: Wood Panel Industries Federation

Notes:

1. Includes Oriented Strand Board (OSB).

2. Includes Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF).

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