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UK softwood exports in 2017 consisted of 124 thousand green tonnes of industrial roundwood (excluding sawlogs) and 207 thousand green tonnes of sawlogs, giving a total of 331 thousand green tonnes of roundwood (Table 2.27).  The quantity of softwood roundwood exports increased by 43% between 2016 and 2017.

The UK also exported 92 thousand tonnes of softwood chips in 2017, an 82% increase from the previous year.

Table 2.27 Summary of softwood exports, 2008-2017

Year Roundwood   Chips
  Industrial roundwood1 Sawlogs Total  
thousand green tonnes    
2008 556 176 733 176
2009 244 104 347 125
2010 301 166 467 136
2011 415 171 585 158
2012 405 130 535 142
2013 379 260 640 126
2014 228 209 437 151
2015 75 202 276 86
2016 48 183 231 51
2017 124 207 331 92

Source: industry associations

Notes:

1. Includes all roundwood other than sawlogs.

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