Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Other products (excluding sawnwood) from softwood amounted to 2.51 million tonnes. Almost two thirds (63%) of these other products were sold to wood processing industries in the form of chips and 19% were sold to these industries as bark or in other formats. A further 9% of other products was sold to bio-energy (including pellet manufacturers) and 9% was sold to others.

Table 2.20 Larger mills1, 2006: other products

Destination and type of product2

England

Scotland

   Wales

Northern
Ireland

       UK

per cent of total other products

Sold to wood processing industries

          Wood chips

62

67

68

43

63

          Bark

5

2

6

2

3

          Sawdust & other

20

18

16

1

16

          Total

87

87

89

46

82

Sold to bio-energy
(incl pellet manufacturers)

          Wood chips

615266

          Bark

00000

          Sawdust & other

100152

          Total

615419

Other sales

          Wood chips

30011

          Bark

28596

          Sawdust & other

22122

          Total

7116139

Used internally for heat/ energy

          Wood chips

01000

          Bark

00000

          Sawdust & other

00000

          Total

01000

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes sales of firewood and other products disposed of as waste, which account for less than 0.5% of other products.


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