Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Wood production

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A total of 8.5 million green tonnes of softwood was produced in the UK in 2006. This was almost unchanged from the previous year.  Over the same period, hardwood removals fell by more than one quarter, to 0.4 million green tonnes in 2006.

Table 2.1  Wood production, 1997-2006

Year

Softwood

            Hardwood1

 

FC/ FS
woodland 

Non-FC/ FS
woodland

Total
softwood

    FC/ FS
woodland

Non-FC/ FS
woodland

Total
hardwood

thousand green tonnes
1997

3 949

2 846

6 795

  91

           727

      818

1998

4 188

2 638

6 826

118

599

717

1999

4 725

2 555

7 280

128

548

676

2000

4 850

2 580

7 430

130

525

655

2001

4 604

2 900

7 504

145

496

641

2002

4 650

2 998

7 648

118

503

621

2003

4 817

3 518

8 334

117

446

563

2004

4 894

3 632

8 526

113

400

514

2005

4 579

3 913

8 491

101

493

594

2006

4 582

3 919

8 501

45

393

439

Source:  Forestry Commission, Forest Service, industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1.  Most hardwood production in the UK comes from non-FC/ FS woodland; the figures are estimates based on reported deliveries to wood processing industries.


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