Forestry Statistics 2007 - Finance & Prices

Government expenditure on public forests

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Net expenditure on public forests by the Forestry Commission in 2006-07 totalled 64 million. 55 million was used to fund forest management and development, 35 million for recreation, conservation & heritage and 39 million for harvesting & haulage. Timber sales generated a total income of 66 million in 2006-07.

The total net expenditure for 2006-07 of 64 million comprised 27 million in Scotland, 23 million in England and 15 million in Wales.

Table 7.4 Funding public forests - net expenditure1, 2002-03 - 2006-07

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

million

GB

Forest management & development2

77.6

61.8

53.4

56.1

55.4

Recreation, conservation & heritage

21.5

25.0

30.6

32.4

35.1

Harvesting & haulage

43.4

41.9

42.4

39.0

39.3

Less timber income

-68.2

-62.2

-64.3

-61.9

-65.8

Net expenditure

74.2 66.4 62.1 65.6 64.0

England

Forest management & development2

22.4 19.5 16.3 18.4 16.6

Recreation, conservation & heritage

8.5 9.6 11.8 13.8 15.8

Harvesting & haulage

10.1 10.2 10.1 10.8 11.1

Less timber income

-18.4 -16.8 -17.3 -18.7 -20.3

Net expenditure

22.7 22.5 20.8 24.3 23.1

Scotland

Forest management & development2

43.7 34.3 28.0 28.0 28.0

Recreation, conservation & heritage

7.1 7.8 9.1 11.3 13.4

Harvesting & haulage

22.5 21.9 22.5 21.6 21.8

Less timber income

-34.0 -32.3 -35.5 -35.0 -36.7

Net expenditure

39.4 31.7 24.1 26.0 26.6

Wales

Forest management & development2

11.4 7.9 9.1 9.6 10.8

Recreation, conservation & heritage

5.9 7.6 9.7 7.3 5.9

Harvesting & haulage

10.7 9.7 9.9 6.6 6.4

Less timber income

-15.9 -13.0 -11.5 -8.2 -8.7

Net expenditure

12.1 12.2 17.3 15.3 15.3

Source: Forestry Commission Annual Report & Accounts

Notes:

1. Excludes notional cost of capital and any surplus/ deficit on sale of properties.

2. Includes all expenditure on public forests not covered under "recreation, conservation & heritage" or "harvesting & haulage".


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