Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Additional information was collected for 2006 from mills that, based on their responses to previous surveys, were believed to produce more than 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood.

Total softwood consumption by all sawmills covered by the detailed sawmill survey was 4.94 million green tonnes. Softwood sawnwood production was 2.57 million m3 and other products (chips, bark, sawdust, etc) amounted to 2.51 million tonnes.

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2006: softwood consumption and production

England

Scotland

   Wales

Northern
Ireland

       UK

Number of mills

17

23

8

3

51

Consumption (thousand green tonnes)

1 351

2 205

712

673

4 940

Sawnwood production (thousand m3)

720

1 173

355

324

2 572

Other products (thousand tonnes)

663

1 143

381

326

2 512

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).


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