Each year we run the following statistical surveys of the UK timber industry:
For more information on these surveys, please follow the links above.
Summary reviews are undertaken each year for our regular surveys. These consist of:
- Establishing the continuing need for the survey;
- Reviewing the questionnaire to be used; and
- Updating the distribution list of businesses to be approached.
Full reviews of annual surveys are undertaken every 5 years. These are more detailed than the summary reviews.
There is a parallel process for methodology and outputs reviews.
Removals Survey Review 2015
In 2015, the survey of the UK Private Sector Softwood Removals Companies was reviewed. The findings and action plan can be found in this report.
Pellet Survey Review 2014
In 2014, the Survey of UK Pellet and Briquette Manufacturers was reviewed. The findings and action plan can be found in this report.
Fencing Survey Review 2013
In 2013, the Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers was reviewed. The findings and action plan can be found in this report.
Sawmill Survey Review 2012
In 2012, the Sawmill Survey (detailed and short questionnaires) was reviewed. The findings and action plan can be found in this report.
The Methodology note: sawmill survey was subsequently published to document the methods and processes involved in data collection, and the editing and imputation performed on the survey.
We (including our agencies Forest Research, Forest Enterprise England and Forest Enterprise Scotland) follow survey control procedures, which provide a mechanism for controlling the burden of surveys on businesses and local authorities. Application of these procedures in the Forestry Commission is described in a guidance note.
Information on statistical surveys run by us (and by other Government Departments) are available in the Online List of Government Statistical Surveys.
Previously, annual reports were produced by our Survey Control Liaison Officer. These reports provided information on statistical survey activity in the latest financial year and set out plans for future statistical surveys in the coming year and outline plans for the following two years. Copies of these reports are provided below.
2012 Scotland Wales UK Annex (The England report in 2012 was included as part of the Defra report).
2011 Scotland Wales GB Annex (The England report in 2011 was included as part of the Defra report).
2010 England Scotland Wales GB Annex