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Apparent consumption of wood products in the UK

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).

Table 3.2 Apparent consumption of wood products1,2 in the UK, 2018

Product UK production Imports Exports Apparent consumption
Sawnwood3 (thousand m3)        
Coniferous  3674 6626 218 10082
Non-coniferous 41 587 20 608
Total 3715 7213 238 10690
Wood-based panels (thousand m3)         
Veneer sheets 0 30 2 28
Plywood  0 1598 79 1519
Particleboard  2355 1328 159 3524
Fibreboard 724 922 55 1591
Total 3079 3878 295 6662
Paper & paperboard (thousand tonnes)        
Graphic papers 962 2887 367 3482
Sanitary & household papers  738 391 33 1096
Packaging materials 1904 2212 355 3760
Other paper & paperboard  291 36 16 311
Total 3894 5525 771 8648

Source: Industry surveys, industry associations, UK overseas trade statistics (HM Revenue & Customs).

Notes:

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.

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