We produce statistics on a wide range of topics related to forestry.

Our main statistics are published annually in Forestry Statistics and summarised in Forestry Facts and Figures.

How we comply with the UK Statistics Authority's Code of Practice for Official Statistics, statistical survey control, statistical reviews and our annual workplan.

The National Forest Inventory (NFI) is a continuous survey of woodland in Great Britain, comprising a woodland map and a field survey, conducted on a five-year cycle. 

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Recent reports

Public Opinion of Forestry 2014: Northern Ireland Published 28 August 2014.

Changes to be introduced to Forestry Statistics 2014 and Forestry Facts & Figures 2014 have now been pre-announced.

Woodland Carbon Code Statistics: Data to June 2014 Published 14 July 2014.

Woodland Area, Planting and Restocking: 2014 Edition Published 12 June 2014.

National Forest Inventory reports: Carbon in Live Woodland Trees in Britain and Biomass in Live Woodland Trees in Britain Published 30 May 2014.

UK Wood Production and Trade: 2013 provisional figures Published 15 May 2014.

Timber Price Indices: Data to March 2014 Published 15 May 2014.

50 year forecast of softwood timber availability and 50 year forecast of hardwood timber availability Published 30 April 2014.

The annual surveys of the UK timber industry are now available and can be filled online.

A revision to the UNECE Timber Forecast was made on 4 October 2013.

The Forestry Commission’s revisions policy sets out how revisions and errors to statistics are dealt with.

Forestry Statistics 2013 and Forestry Facts & Figures 2013 were released on 26 September 2013.

Public Opinion of Forestry 2013 reports for UK and England, Scotland and Wales. Published 25 July 2013.

Last updated: 08/27/2014

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A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over the functions previously carried out by Forestry Commission Wales. For a limited period some Natural Resources Wales online services will continue to be provided on this website.

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