Forestry Statistics 2008 - Finance & Prices

Government expenditure on public forests

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Net expenditure on public forests by the Forestry Commission in 2007-08 totalled 60 million. 60 million was used to fund forest management and development, 38 million for recreation, conservation & heritage and 39 million for harvesting & haulage. Timber sales generated a total income of 79 million in 2007-08.

The total net expenditure for 2007-08 of 60 million comprised 20 million in Scotland, 28 million in England and 11 million in Wales.

Table 7.4 Funding public forests - net expenditure1, 2003-04 - 2007-08

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

million

GB

Forest management & development2

61.8

53.4

56.1

55.4

60.3

Recreation, conservation & heritage

25.0

30.6

32.4

35.1

38.3

Harvesting & haulage

41.9

42.4

39.0

39.3

39.5

Less timber income

-62.2

-64.3

-61.9

-65.8

-78.6

Net expenditure

66.462.165.664.059.5

England

Forest management & development2

19.516.318.416.619.4

Recreation, conservation & heritage

9.611.813.815.815.3

Harvesting & haulage

10.210.110.811.111.9

Less timber income

-16.8-17.3-18.7-20.3-26.3

Net expenditure

22.520.824.323.120.3

Scotland

Forest management & development2

34.328.028.028.031.9

Recreation, conservation & heritage

7.89.111.313.416.7

Harvesting & haulage

21.922.521.621.821.2

Less timber income

-32.3-35.5-35.0-36.7-42.1

Net expenditure

31.724.126.026.627.8

Wales

Forest management & development2

7.99.19.610.89.0

Recreation, conservation & heritage

7.69.77.35.96.3

Harvesting & haulage

9.79.96.66.46.3

Less timber income

-13.0-11.5-8.2-8.7-10.2

Net expenditure

12.217.315.314.411.5

Source: Forestry Commission Annual Reports & Accounts

Notes:

1. Excludes notional cost of capital and any surplus/ deficit on sale of properties.

2. Includes all expenditure on public forests not covered under "recreation, conservation & heritage" or "harvesting & haulage".

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