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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 2017 (Table 3.3) a decrease of 1% from 2016. Figures for 2017 also suggest a 14% decrease in imports and a 4% decrease in exports of recovered paper from 2016, however, there was an increase in apparent consumption between 2016 and 2017 (Table 3.3).
Table 3.3 Flow of recovered paper, 2008-2017
|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.
Sources chapter: Trade
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