Forestry Statistics 2008 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Of all softwood sawlogs, 54% came from Scotland, 23% from England, 13% from Wales and 5% from Northern Ireland. The remaining 5% was imported from other countries.

94% of softwood sawlogs used by Scottish mills came from Scotland. The corresponding proportions of mills' log use coming from within the same country were 64% for England, 63% for Wales and 41% for Northern Ireland.

Table 2.18 Larger mills1, 2007: source of softwood logs

Source

England

Scotland

   Wales

Northern
Ireland

       UK

thousand green tonnes

England

946

156

149

0

1 251

Scotland

321

2 339

132

148

2 941

Wales

211

0

476

0

688

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

288

288

Total UK logs

1 479

2 495

757

436

5 167

Other countries

000263263

Total log consumption

1 479

2 495

757

699

5 430

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

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