Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Sawmills with total sawnwood production of 10 thousand cubic metres or more accounted for 91% of the total softwood consumed by sawmills in 2006.

Table 2.12 Consumption of softwood by size of mill, 1997-2006

Year

Size of mill (total production)1

Total

< 1

1 - < 5

5 - < 10

10 - < 25

25 - < 50

50 +

thousand green tonnes

1997

72

371

405

543

1 130

1 811 4 333

1998

58

384

405

576

836

2 139 4 398

1999

56

337

374

592

709

2 610 4 677

2000

50

372

309

503

879

2 590 4 703

2001

43

289

295

634

822

2 742 4 825

2002

35 258 279 659 648 3 013 4 891

2003

31 248 227 598 795 3 110 5 009

2004

33 227 216 630 638 3 397 5 142

2005

32 244 232 518 657 3 473 5 157

2006

31 214 252 613 739 3 588 5 438

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

1. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.


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