Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Deliveries of UK grown roundwood

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A total of 0.4 million green tonnes of UK grown softwood were delivered to wood processing industries in the UK in 2006. This represented a fall of over one quarter, from the 2005 total of 0.6 million green tonnes, following the closure of an integrated pulp & paper mill in early 2006.

The majority of UK hardwood deliveries (57%) were used for woodfuel.

Table 2.7  Deliveries of UK grown hardwood to the wood processing industries, 1997-2006

Year

Sawmills

Pulpmills

Woodbased
panels

Woodfuel1

    Other2

        Total

thousand green tonnes

1997

297

198

118

15055

818

1998

255

180

77

15055

717

1999

228

191

52

15055

676

2000

200

200

50

15055

655

2001

192

209

35

15055

641

2002

1632104315055621

2003

139215415055563

2004

93214215055514

2005

73214225055594

2006

6554125070439

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. The estimates for woodfuel are by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics. They include woodfuel from short rotation coppice (SRC), forest residues and arboriculture. Non-coniferous wood fuel has been revised with effect from 2005, but this should not be interpreted as an increase in a single year. Wood fuel includes wood for charcoal; charcoal production in the UK is estimated to be about 5 thousand tonnes, with about 7 green tonnes of wood required to make one tonne of charcoal.

2. Includes round fencing and roundwood exports. Quantities for hardwood fencing and some other uses are estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

Figure 2.2 Deliveries of United Kingdom hardwood roundwood

Notes:

1. Other includes fencing.


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