Forestry Statistics 2007 - Employment & Businesses

Establishments in the primary wood processing industries

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Table 6.6 shows the number of primary wood processors, according to the sampling frames used for Forestry Commission surveys of establishments using UK timber. The figures in Table 6.6 do not correspond with the VAT registration information given in Table 6.7. They count establishments (sites) rather than businesses and include those that do not need to register for VAT. They also have a different basis for classification, so some businesses that are excluded from Table 6.7 because of their VAT classification are included in this table (typically businesses where primary wood processing is a small part of their total activity), and some businesses included in Table 6.7 are excluded here (usually because they do not use UK-grown timber).

Table 6.6 Number of establishments in the primary wood processing industries using UK-grown roundwood

Year

  Sawmills

Pulp &
paper mills

Woodbased
panel mills

Round fencing
manufacturers

           Total1

1997

380

4

11

112

507

1998

346

4

11

108

469

1999

324

4

10

99

437

2000

302

4

10

94

410

2001

278

4

10

89

381

2002

25741076347

2003

2483871330

2004

2333872316

2005

2243873308

2006

2263877314

Source: industry surveys, industry associations

Notes:

1. A single mill may be recorded twice, as a sawmill and a round fencing manufacturer.


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