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UK production of recovered paper (the amount recovered from businesses and households in the UK) totalled 7.5 million tonnes in 2018 (Table 3.3) a decrease of 3% from 2017. Imports increased by 12% and a exports decreased by 4% between 2017 and 2018, resulting in a 1% fall in apparent consumption over this period (Table 3.3).
|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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