Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Certification

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Sawmills and round fencing manufacturers were also asked whether they held a Chain of Custody certificate. Almost 40% of sawmills who provided data in 2006 reported that they held a Chain of Custody certificate. This proportion varied with size of mill, from 18% of mills producing less than 5 thousand m3 sawnwood to 93% of those producing 25 thousand m3 sawnwood or more. Around one quarter of fencing manufacturers reported holding a Chain of Custody certificate.

Table 2.32 Chain of custody certificates1, 2006

Mills holding certificate

    Mills without certificate

Certification status not reported

                            Total

Sawmills
(size of mill2)

< 5

16

67

8

91

5 - < 25

15

11

1

27

25 +

26

2

0

28

All sawmills

57809146

Round fencing manufacturers

1231447

Source: industry surveys

Notes:

1. Mills responding for 2006. Accounts for almost 90% of total production for sawmills and over three quarters of total consumption by round fencing manufacturers.

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


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