Forestry Statistics 2008 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Additional information was collected for 2007 from mills that, based on their responses to previous surveys, were believed to produce more than 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood.

Total softwood consumption by all sawmills covered by the detailed sawmill survey was 5.4 million green tonnes. Sawn softwood production was 2.9 million m3 and other softwood products (chips, bark, sawdust, etc) amounted to 2.8 million tonnes.

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2007: softwood consumption and production

England

Scotland

   Wales

Northern
Ireland

       UK

Number of mills

17

25

8

3

53

Consumption (thousand green tonnes)

1 479

2 495

757

699

5 430

Sawnwood production (thousand m3)

772

1 346

390

351

2 859

Other products (thousand tonnes)

747

1 296

407

313

2 764

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

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