Forestry Statistics 2007 - Sources

Timber

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The table below provides a comparion between the figures for removals (obtained from Forestry Commission, Forest Service and Private Sector Removals Survey) and deliveries (obtained from industry surveys and trade associations) for UK softwood roundwood.

Comparison of removals and deliveries of UK softwood roundwood, 1997-2006

Year

FC/ FS removals

Non-FC/ FS removals

Total removals

Deliveries

Balance1

thousand green tonnes

1997

3 949

2 846

6 7957 213

-418

1998

4 188

2 6386 8267 057

-231

1999

4 7252 5557 2807 309

-29

2000

4 850

2 580

7 430

7 379

51

2001

4 604

2 900

7 5047 507

-3

2002

4 6502 9987 6487 360288

2003

4 8173 5188 3347 692643

2004

4 8943 6328 5267 987539

2005

4 5793 9138 4918 109383

2006

4 5823 9198 5018 168333

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, industry surveys, industry associations

Notes:

1. The difference between reported removals and deliveries. This can be caused by variations in the level of stocks between harvesting and delivery to the wood processor, but a persistent difference indicates that statistics for removals and/ or deliveries may be unreliable.

The following pages provide further details on the methodology used to produce figures for removals and deliveries:

Wood production
Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey
Sawmill Survey
Pulp & paper
Woodbased panels
Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers
Other deliveries
Conversion factors


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