We use some essential cookies to make this website work.
We’d like to set additional cookies to understand how you use forestresearch.gov.uk, remember your settings and improve our services.
Preparing to search
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 2016, GVA in primary wood processing (sawmilling, panels and pulp & paper) was reported to be £1.52 billion and GVA in forestry was £0.59 billion.
Table 8.3 Gross value added in forestry and wood processing3, 2012-2016
Pulp, paper &
|Pulp & paper||776||578||596||738||628|
Articles of paper &
|Total wood processing||6532||6275||6540||6762||7274|
Source: Annual Business Survey (Office for National Statistics, May 2018)
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 2013 to 2016 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.
Sources chapter: Finance & prices
Cookies are files saved on your phone, tablet or computer when you visit a website.
We use 3 types of cookie. You can choose which cookies you're happy for us to use.
These essential cookies do things like remember your progress through a form. They always need to be on.
We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it based on user needs. Google Analytics sets cookies that store anonymised information about: how you got to the site the pages you visit on forestresearch.gov.uk and how long you spend on each page what you click on while you're visiting the site
Some forestresearch.gov.uk pages may contain content from other sites, like YouTube or Flickr, which may set their own cookies. These sites are sometimes called ‘third party’ services. This tells us how many people are seeing the content and whether it’s useful.