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Wood product exports from the UK were valued at a total of £1.8 billion in 2018, a 3% decrease from the 2017 total (Table 3.7). Total exports of wood products in 2018 comprised 88% pulp and paper (mainly paper), 6% wood-based panels, 4% sawnwood and 2% other wood.
|Year||Sawn wood4||Wood-based panels3||Other wood2||Wood pellets||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.
3. Includes veneer sheets.
4. Sawnwood includes sleepers from 2017.
Sources chapter: Trade
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