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Wood product exports from the UK were valued at a total of £1.9 billion in 2017, an increase of 26% from the 2016 total (Table 3.7). Total exports of wood products in 2017 comprised 89% pulp and paper (mainly paper), 6% wood-based panels, 3% sawnwood and 2% other wood.
Table 3.7 UK export values, 2008-20171
|Year||Sawnwood||Wood-based panels||Other wood2||Woodpellets3||Paper||Pulp||Recovered paper||Total pulp & paper||Total|
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, residues and, from 2017, includes recovered wood. Excludes wood pellets from 2009.
3. .. Denotes data not available (wood pellets included within 'Other wood' category before 2009).
4. Includes veneer sheets.
5. Sawnwood includes sleepers from 2017.
Sources chapter: Trade
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