Forestry Statistics 2008 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Other products (excluding sawnwood) from softwood amounted to 2.8 million tonnes. Almost two thirds (63%) of these other products were sold to wood processing industries in the form of chips and 20% were sold to these industries as bark or in other formats. A further 7% of other products was sold to bio-energy (including pellet manufacturers) and 10% was sold to others.

Table 2.20 Larger mills1, 2007: other softwood products

Destination and type of product2

England

Scotland

   Wales

Northern
Ireland

       UK

per cent of total other softwood products

Sold to wood processing industries

          Wood chips

65

66

66

45

63

          Bark

3

2

6

1

3

          Sawdust & other

19

19

20

1

17

          Total

87

87

91

47

83

Sold to bio-energy
(incl pellet manufacturers)

          Wood chips

422215

          Bark

00000

          Sawdust & other

100172

          Total

522397

Other sales

          Wood chips

10011

          Bark

47596

          Sawdust & other

23132

          Total

81161310

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes sales of firewood and other products disposed of as waste, which account for less than 0.5% of other softwood products.

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