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Wood product imports in 2018 were valued at a total of £8.3 billion, a 5% increase from 2017 (Table 3.6).
Pulp and paper (including recovered paper) imports were valued at £4.1 billion in 2018 (almost half of the total value of wood product imports). Sawnwood imports were valued at £1.7 billion in 2018, wood-based panels at £1.2 billion and wood pellets at £1.1 billion.
|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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