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The latest National Statistics on UK Wood Production and Trade, produced by Forest Research, were released on 19 May 2022 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
These statistics include data on production, imports and exports of roundwood and wood products for the UK for the calendar years 2017 to 2021. These statistics are provisional.
Percentage changes (from 2020 to 2021) are shown in parentheses.
Coverage: United Kingdom
Geographical breakdown: Some statistics are available by country and English region
If you require access to earlier estimates, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quality Assurance of Administrative Data:
QAAD Timber Sales (updated: May 2022)
Statistician: Daniel Braby
Contact: Robert Stagg
Tel: 0300 067 5238
Information on pre-release access to Forest Research official statistics can be found on our pre-release access pages, including lists of the individuals who are given pre-release access to specific publications.
A review of the methodology used to estimate the quantity of UK softwood removals from woodland that is not owned or managed by the Forestry Commission (in Great Britain) or the Forest Service (in Northern Ireland) was undertaken in 2011-2012. The paper Methodology Review of Softwood Removals from Non-FC/ FS Woodland presents the results from this review and the implications of the change in methodology. UK Wood Production and Trade: 2011 provisional figures is the first release where the new methodology was used.
These timber and trade statistics are produced with the assistance and advice of the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.
Early provisional results are provided in the First Release UK Wood Production and Trade (provisional figures), published every May.
The final results are published every September in Foresty Statistics, and summarised in Forestry Facts and Figures.
In order to improve the statistics that we produce and to ensure that they remain relevant, we are interested in hearing from people who use our statistics. More information on how we consult users and contact details can be found on our user engagement page.
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