Data for softwood fencing are obtained from the Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers. Figures for other uses are reported by manufacturers or are estimated by representatives of the wood processing industries.
A total of 294 thousand green tonnes of UK softwood were consumed by round fencing manufacturers in 2007. A further 200 thousand tonnes were estimated to have been used for woodfuel (including biomass energy) and 113 thousand green tonnes for other uses.
Table 2.26 Miscellaneous uses of UK softwood roundwood, 1998-2007
|thousand green tonnes|
Source: Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers, industry associations.
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, poles and woodwool.
An estimated 300 thousand green tonnes of UK hardwood were used for woodfuel (including biomass energy) in 2007. A further 30 thousand green tonnes were estimated to have been consumed by round fencing manufacturers and 39 thousand green tonnes for other uses, including exports.