Annual Timber Industry Surveys
Each year the Forestry Commission, with the support of the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics, conducts the following surveys to collect data on the UK timber industry:
- Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey
- Sawmill Survey
- Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers
The information from these surveys, together with data collected from other sources (e.g. trade associations), is then used to produce statistics to monitor the state of the timber industry and the balance between supply and demand.
Requests for 2016 data have recently been issued. You can submit your data online or get further information at www.forestry.gov.uk/timbersurveys.
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.
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 GB, comprising a woodland map and a field survey, conducted on a five-year cycle.
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European Forest Accounts: UK 2014 data Published 26 January 2017
Woodland Carbon Code Statistics: data to December 2016 Published 19 January 2017
Timber Price Indices: data to September 2016 Published 10 November 2016
Woodland Carbon Code Statistics: data to September 2016 Published 13 October 2016
Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire: Final 2015 data Published 6 October 2016
Timber Forecast Questionnaire 2016: UK forecasts Published 6 October 2016
Nursery Survey: 2016 Edition Published 1 September 2016
NFI provisional estimates of presence and extent of rhododendron in British woodlands Published 18 August 2016
Forestry Commission England Corporate Plan Performance Indicators: Headline Performance Indicators Update at 30 June 2016 Published 17 August 2016