Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Deliveries of UK grown roundwood

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A total of 8.2 million green tonnes of UK grown softwood were delivered to wood processing industries in the UK in 2006. Sawmills accounted for the majority of softwood deliveries (63%). A further 17% of softwood was delivered to woodbased panel mills and 6% to integrated pulp and paper mills. Roundwood exports in 2006 accounted for 8% of all softwood deliveries.

Table 2.6  Deliveries of UK grown softwood to the wood processing industries, 1997-2006

Year

Sawmills

Pulpmills

Woodbased
panels

Fencing

Woodfuel1

Other2

Exports3

    Total

thousand green tonnes

1997

4 079

940

1 690

371

100330

7 213

1998

4 152

844

1 527

401

100330

7 057

1999

4 450

660

1 613

406

1003224

7 285

2000

4 469

695

1 685

347

1003216

7 344

2001

4 586

668

1 680

346

1003161

7 471

2002

4 6566961 456290100291337 360

2003

4 7847041 486266100453077 692

2004

4 9164831 525274100796107 987

2005

4 8855001 502322100957058 109

2006

5 1714811 3652931001146438 168

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. The estimates for woodfuel are by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics. They include forest residues.

2. Includes shavings and poles. Quantities for some uses are estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

3. Exports exclude Northern Ireland before 2004.

Figure 2.1 Deliveries of United Kingdom softwood roundwood


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