Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Around two thirds of the 226 active sawmills in 2006 processed softwood only. A further 23% processed both softwood and hardwood, and the remaining 9% processed only hardwood.

Table 2.11 Number of sawmills by type of wood sawn, 1997-2006

Year

Softwood only

Hardwood only

                  Both

                  Total

1997

233

29

118

380

1998

213

29104

346

1999

19034100

324

2000

188

29

85

302

2001

180

26

72

278

2002

1672367257

2003

1612166248

2004

1511963233

2005

1521755224

2006

1542052226

Source: Sawmill Survey


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