Forestry Statistics 2008 - UK Grown Timber

Certification

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Sawmills and round fencing manufacturers were also asked whether they held a Chain of Custody certificate. 42% of sawmills who provided data in 2007 reported that they held a Chain of Custody certificate. This proportion varied with size of mill, from 19% of mills producing less than 5 thousand m3 sawnwood to 97% of those producing 25 thousand m3 sawnwood or more. 29% of fencing manufacturers reported holding a Chain of Custody certificate.

Table 2.31 Chain of custody certificates1, 2007

Mills holding certificate

    Mills without certificate

Certification status not reported

                            Total

Sawmills
(size of mill2)

< 5

15

60

3

78

5 - < 25

13

12

2

27

25 +

28

1

0

29

All sawmills

56735134

Round fencing manufacturers

1534352

Source: industry surveys

Notes:

1. Mills responding for 2007.  Accounts for almost 90% of total production for sawmills and almost 90% of total consumption by round fencing manufacturers.

2. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.

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