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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17832: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 24 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the gross value added (GVA) is of the wood panel industry.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 15 August 2018

No official statistics are available for the GVA of the wood panel industry. The Wood Panel Industries Federation estimate a UK wide GVA of approximately £850 million per annum.

In 2015 Forestry Commission Scotland published a report on the Economic Contribution of the Forestry Sector in Scotland: https://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/images/corporate/pdf/economic-contribution-forestry-2015.pdf which estimated that the production of wood panels, board and pulp and paper contributed £74.3 million to GVA in Scotland in 2012-13.