Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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A total of 226 sawmills processed UK roundwood in 2006. Over two thirds of sawmills produced less than five thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Table 2.9 Number of sawmills by size of mill, 1997-2006

Year

Size of mill (total production)1

Total

< 1

1 - < 5

5 - < 10

10 - < 25

25 - < 50

50 +

1997

171

123

39

21

17

9 380

1998

143

119

38

21

13

12 346

1999

133

106

36

22

12

15 324

2000

118

105

32

19

14

14 302

2001

104

94

28

24

13

15 278

2002

96 85 26 24 10 16 257

2003

95 80 22 23 12 16 248

2004

91 71 20 23 10 18 233

2005

91 65 20 19 10 19 224

2006

91 64 20 21 11 19 226

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

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


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