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Annual Surveys of the UK Timber Industry

Each year the Forestry Commission, with the support of the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics, conducts the surveys to collect data on the UK timber industry. 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.

Businesses wishing to submit their 2015 data online for the Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey, the Sawmill Survey or the Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers please click here.

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. A pre-announcement of changes to the 2016 editions of Forestry Statistics and Forestry Facts and Figures is available.

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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Recent reports

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

National Forest Inventory: Preliminary estimates of change in canopy cover in British woodlands between 2006 and 2015 Published 12 August 2016

Woodland Carbon Code Statistics: data to June 2016 Published 12 July 2016.

Woodland Area, Planting and Restocking: 2016 Edition  Published 16 June 2016.

UK Wood Production and Trade: 2015 provisional figures  Published 19 May 2016.

Timber Price Indices: Data to March 2016  Published 19 May 2016.

Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire: Provisional 2015 data  Published 19 May 2016.




Last updated: 24th August 2016