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Table 3.2 provides volumes of UK production, trade and apparent consumption in selected wood products. It differs from table 3.1 in terms of both coverage (table 3.1 covers a wider range of wood and wood products, including secondary processed products) and in terms of units (wood raw material equivalents in table 3.1, volumes of product in table 3.2).
UK production accounted for 35% of the UK sawnwood market, 46% of the UK wood-based panel market and 45% of the UK paper market in 2018 (Table 3.2).
|Product||UK production||Imports||Exports||Apparent consumption|
|Sawnwood3 (thousand m3)|
|Wood-based panels (thousand m3)|
|Paper & paperboard (thousand tonnes)|
|Sanitary & household papers||738||391||33||1096|
|Other paper & paperboard||291||36||16||311|
Source: Industry surveys, industry associations, UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs).
1. Excludes other wood products, e.g. fuelwood and round fencing.
2. Excludes roundwood and intermediate products (e.g. sawmill products, pulp and recovered paper) to avoid double-counting.
3. Includes sleepers.
Sources chapter: Trade
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