Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Of all softwood sawlogs with source reported, 53% came from Scotland, 21% from England, 14% from Wales and 6% from Northern Ireland. The remaining 6% was imported from other countries.

93% of softwood sawlogs used by Scottish mills came from Scotland. The corresponding proportions of mills' log use coming from within the same country were 66% for Wales, 59% for England and 45% for Northern Ireland.

Table 2.18 Larger mills1, 2006: source of logs

Source

England

Scotland

   Wales

Northern
Ireland

       UK

thousand green tonnes

England

702

160

130

0

992

Scotland

254

2 045

96

120

2 515

Wales

229

0

455

0

684

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

300

300

Total UK logs

1 185

2 205

681

420

4 491

Other countries

2010253265

Source not reported

1640200184

Total log consumption

1 351

2 205

712

673

4 940

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).


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