Forestry Statistics 2007 - Employment & Businesses

VAT registered businesses

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Table 6.7 shows the number of VAT-registered businesses classified under forestry and primary wood processing. The headings shown potentially include businesses not traditionally regarded as forestry or primary wood processing, and some businesses that are traditionally included in forestry and primary wood processing are excluded as they are classified to other headings of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).

A total of 2,795 forestry businesses, 795 sawmilling businesses, 150 panels businesses and 340 pulp & paper businesses were registered for VAT purposes in the UK in 2005.

Table 6.7 Number1 of VAT-registered businesses at end of year by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)2, 1996-2005

Year

       SIC 02
Forestry

      SIC 20.1
Sawmilling

      SIC 20.2
Panels

SIC 21.1
Pulp & paper

1996

3 2601 220185560

1997

3 285

1 160

195550

1998

3 260

1 100190520

1999

3 2101 030180490

2000

3 115

995

180

465

2001

3 045

950

175440

2002

3 010910175395

2003

2 965865165365

2004

2 880820160350

2005

2 795795150340

Source: Business start ups and closures: VAT registrations and deregistrations (Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, 2006).

Notes:

1. All figures are rounded by the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) to the nearest multiple of 5.

2. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) categories are:
02 (forestry, logging & related services);
20.1 (sawmilling and planing of wood, impregnation of wood);
20.2 (manufacture of veneer sheets, manufacture of plywood, laminboard, particleboard and other panels and boards);
21.1 (manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard).


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