Forestry Statistics 2008 - UK Grown Timber

Wood production

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A total of 9.1 million green tonnes of softwood was produced in the UK in 2007. This was an increase of 6% from the previous year.  Over the same period, hardwood production remained almost unchanged, at 0.4 million green tonnes in 2007.

Table 2.1  Wood production, 1998-2007

Year

Softwood

            Hardwood1

 

FC/ FS
woodland 

Non-FC/ FS
woodland

Total
softwood

    FC/ FS
woodland

Non-FC/ FS
woodland

Total
hardwood

thousand green tonnes

1998

4 188

2 638

6 826

118

598

716

1999

4 725

2 555

7 280

128

547

675

2000

4 850

2 580

7 430

130

524

654

2001

4 604

2 900

7 504

145

486

632

2002

4 650

2 982

7 632

118

502

620

2003

4 817

3 497

8 314

117

445

562

2004

4 894

3 625

8 519

113

399

513

2005

4 579

3 900

8 479

101

492

593

2006

4 582

3 984

8 566

45

392

438

2007

4 653

4 424

9 077

40

400

440

Source:  Forestry Commission, Forest Service, industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1.  Most hardwood production in the UK comes from non-FC/ FS woodland; the figures are estimates based on reported deliveries to wood processing industries and others.

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