Forestry Statistics 2008 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Around two thirds of the 211 active sawmills in 2007 processed softwood only. A further 26% processed both softwood and hardwood, and the remaining 8% processed only hardwood.

Table 2.11 Number of sawmills by type of wood sawn, 1998-2007

Year

Softwood only

Hardwood only

                  Both

                  Total

1998

210

28103

341

1999

1873399

319

2000

184

28

85

297

2001

174

25

72

271

2002

1602267249

2003

1542066240

2004

1441863225

2005

1441655215

2006

1441952215

2007

1391755211

Source: Sawmill Survey

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