List of renewable resources produced and traded by the United Kingdom

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This list of renewable resources produced and traded by the United Kingdom presents various renewable resources such as crops for food or fuel, livestock and wood with accompanying information being given on its production and trade by the United Kingdom.

Wheat Field, At Hirsel Law, north of Coldstream

(For non-renewable resources of the United Kingdom see: Coal mining in the United Kingdom, Hydraulic fracturing in the United Kingdom, Mining in the United Kingdom and North Sea oil).

Agriculture in the United Kingdom[edit]

image highlighting UK population centres
Crops and livestock (2013)[1]
(quantities in thousands of tonnes
unless otherwise specified)
Area used
(thousands of
hectares)
production
(in UK)
Imports from
the EU
Imports from
the rest of
the world
Exports to
the EU
Exports to
the rest of
the world
Total Cereals 3 029 20 083 3 942 1 143 1 030 420
Oilseed rape 715 2 128 148 29 429 2
Linseed 35 62 11 2 37 -
Sugar beet 117 1320 422 691 135 98
Peas for harvesting dry 13 48 -- -- -- --
Field beans 118 378 -- -- -- --
Fresh vegetables 131 2,608 1,971 265 76 5
Plants and flowers 20 -- -- -- -- --
Potatoes 139 5 685 -- -- -- --
Fresh Fruit 29 388 1,368 2,193 145 2
Cattle and calves; beef and veal -- 842 224 82 122 5
Pigs and pig meat -- 791 712 10 153 54
Sheep and lambs; mutton and lamb -- 300 18 102 118 1
Poultry and poultry meat -- 1,662 449 30 213 91
Milk (in millions of litres) -- 13 546 132 473
Hen eggs (in millions of dozens) -- 829 152 1 23 -
Timber Stacks

Forestry in the United Kingdom[edit]

Wood and pulp (2004)[2] UK Production Imports Exports Apparent consumption Units
Sawnwood 2 782 8 647 370 11 059 1,000m3
Woodbased panels 3 533 3 786 511 6 808 1,000m3
Paper & paperboard 6 240 7 442 1 547 12 135 1,000mt

Aquaculture and fishing in the United Kingdom[edit]

Fish boxes awaiting loading at Clash harbour

Renewable energy in the United Kingdom[edit]

    Main Article: Renewable energy in the United Kingdom, a subset of: Energy in the United Kingdom

In 2013 the United Kingdom had a total of electricity generated from, renewable sources of 53,667 GWh.[3]

The demand for electricity (produced from renewable and non-renewable sources) in the United Kingdom through 2013 measured:
104,124GWh (first quarter), 86,830GWh (second quarter), 83,811GWh (third quarter), 96,457GWh (forth quarter),[4] producing a total of 371,222GWh (2013).

See also[edit]

Wind turbine at Hadyard Hill 2.3MW turbine

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agriculture in the United Kingdom" (PDF). https://www.gov.uk/. Defra. Retrieved 25 July 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ "Imports, exports & apparent consumption of wood products". http://www.forestry.gov.uk/. Forestry Commission. Retrieved 25 July 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Renewable energy in 2013" (PDF). https://www.gov.uk/.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ "ENERGY TRENDS JUNE 2014: Section 5 – Electricity" (PDF). https://www.gov.uk/. p. 41.  External link in |website= (help)