Forestry Statistics 2008 - Employment & Businesses

VAT registered businesses

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Table 6.7 shows the number of VAT-registered businesses classified under forestry and primary wood processing. The headings shown potentially include businesses not traditionally regarded as forestry or primary wood processing, and some businesses that are traditionally included in forestry and primary wood processing are excluded as they are classified to other headings of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC).

A total of 2,980 forestry businesses, 810 sawmilling businesses, 145 panels businesses and 345 pulp & paper businesses were registered for VAT purposes in the UK at the start of 2007.

Table 6.7 Number1 of VAT-registered businesses at start of year by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)2, 1998-2007

Year

       SIC 02
Forestry

      SIC 20.1
Sawmilling

      SIC 20.2
Panels

SIC 21.1
Pulp & paper

1998

3 325

1 160

195555

1999

3 310

1 105190525

2000

3 2751 035185495

2001

3 200

1 005

180

470

2002

3 140

965

180445

2003

3 130930180405

2004

3 115885170375

2005

3 065845165365

2006

3 025825160350

2007

2 980810145345

Source: Business start ups and closures: VAT registrations and deregistrations (Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, 2007).

Notes:

1. All figures are rounded by the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) to the nearest multiple of 5.

2. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) categories are:
02 (forestry, logging & related services);
20.1 (sawmilling and planing of wood, impregnation of wood);
20.2 (manufacture of veneer sheets, manufacture of plywood, laminboard, particleboard and other panels and boards);
21.1 (manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard).

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