Forestry Statistics 2008 - UK Grown Timber

Deliveries of UK grown roundwood

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A total of 8.8 million green tonnes of UK grown softwood were delivered to UK wood processing industries and others in 2007. Sawmills accounted for the majority of softwood deliveries (64%). A further 15% of softwood was delivered to woodbased panel mills and 5% to integrated pulp and paper mills. Roundwood exports in 2007 accounted for 9% of all softwood deliveries.

Table 2.6  Deliveries of UK grown softwood, 1998-2007

Year

Sawmills

Pulpmills

Woodbased
panels

Fencing

Woodfuel1

Other2

Exports3

    Total

thousand green tonnes

1998

4 146

844

1 527

401

100330

7 052

1999

4 452

660

1 613

385

1003224

7 266

2000

4 476

695

1 685

347

1003216

7 351

2001

4 598

668

1 680

325

1003161

7 463

2002

4 6776961 456289100291337 380

2003

4 8127041 486265100453077 719

2004

4 9534831 525273100796108 022

2005

4 9295001 502321100957058 152

2006

5 2154811 3652751001146438 194

2007

5 5904721 3622942001137598 791

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1.  Woodfuel derived from stemwood, and for 2007 include estimated roundwood use for biomass energy.  The figures are estimated by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

2. Includes shavings and poles. Quantities for some uses are estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

3. Exports exclude Northern Ireland before 2004.

Figure 2.1  Deliveries of UK softwood roundwood

Figure 2.1 Deliveries of United Kingdom softwood roundwood

Source: industry surveys, industry associations. 

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