Forestry Statistics 2007 - Sources

Timber

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Statistics on timber are obtained from a number of sources.  For wood production (or removals), data are compiled from

  • Forestry Commission and Forest Service administrative records of removals from FC/ FS woodlands
  • Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey for softwood removals from non-FC/ FS woodlands and
  • Deliveries of hardwood to wood processing industries (see below) for total hardwood removals.

There is no source of data for hardwood removals from non-FC/ FS woodlands, so these are estimated to be:

  • Deliveries of hardwood to wood processing industries (see below) less
  • Hardwood removals from FC/ FS woodlands.

Deliveries are estimated from the following sources:

Provisional results (in summary format) are published in the First Release UK Wood Production and Trade in May, with final figures issued in Forestry Facts and Figures (September) and Forestry Statistics (October).

The following pages provide further details on the sources and methodology used:

  Wood production
  Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey
  Sawmill Survey
  Pulp & paper
  Woodbased panels
  Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers
  Other deliveries
  Comparison of removals and deliveries of UK softwood roundwood
  Estimation of hardwood removals from non-FC/ FS woodlands
  Conversion factors


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