Forestry Statistics 2007 - UK Grown Timber

Miscellaneous products

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Data for softwood fencing are obtained from the Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers. Figures for other uses are reported by manufacturers or are estimated by representatives of the wood processing industries.

A total of 293 thousand green tonnes of UK softwood were consumed by round fencing manufacturers in 2006. A further 100 thousand tonnes were estimated to have been used for fuelwood and 114 thousand green tonnes for other uses.

Table 2.27 Miscellaneous uses of UK softwood roundwood, 1997-2006

Year

Fencing

Fuelwood

  Other1

      Total

thousand green tonnes

1997

371

100

33

504

1998

401

10033

534

1999

40610032

538

2000

347

100

32

479

2001

346

100

31

477

2002

29010029419

2003

26610045411

2004

27410079452

2005

32210095517

2006

293100114508

Source: Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Includes shavings, poles and woodwool.

An estimated 250 thousand green tonnes of UK hardwood were used for woodfuel in 2006. A further 30 thousand green tonnes were estimated to have been consumed by round fencing manufacturers and 35 thousand green tonnes for other uses, including exports.


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