Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Sawmills consumed a total of 5.4 million green tonnes of softwood in 2006, and increase of 5% from the 2005 figure. Over the same period, hardwood consumption fell by almost one fifth, to 86 thousand green tonnes in 2006.

Table 2.8 Consumption and production by UK sawmills, 1997-2006

Year

Softwood

Hardwood

consumption: thousand green tonnes, production: thousand cubic metres

Consumption of

Production

Consumption of

Production

UK grown

Imported

Total

UK grown

Imported

Total

1997

4 079

254

4 333

2 382

297

6 303 147

1998

4 152

246

4 398

2 387

255

8 263 128

1999

4 450

227

4 677

2 531

228

7 235 120

2000

4 469 234 4 703 2 514 200 11 211 108

2001

4 586 239 4 825 2 581 192 70 263 130

2002

4 656 235 4 891 2 614 163 18 181 91

2003

4 784 225 5 009 2 661 139 18 158 81

2004

4 916 226 5 142 2 711 93 28 120 61

2005

4 885 272 5 157 2 716 73 34 107 53

2006

5 171 266 5 438 2 850 65 22 86 45

Source: Sawmill Survey


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