Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Deliveries of UK grown roundwood

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A total of 0.4 million green tonnes of UK grown hardwood were delivered to UK wood processing industries and others in 2008.

The majority of UK hardwood deliveries (69%) were used for woodfuel.

Table 2.7 Deliveries of UK grown hardwood, 1999-2008

Year

Sawmills

Pulpmills

Woodbased
panels

Woodfuel1

Other2

     Total

thousand green tonnes

1999

227

191

52

15055

675

2000

199

200

50

15055

654

2001

183

209

35

15055

632

2002

1622104315055620

2003

138215415055562

2004

92214215055513

2005

72214225055593

2006

6454125070438

2007

660530069440

2008

670230063432

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Woodfuel reported here is derived from stemwood, and from 2007 include estimated roundwood use for biomass energy. The figures are estimated by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics. The apparent increase in woodfuel from 2004 to 2005 reflects a new estimate of the level of hardwood deliveries for woodfuel and should not be interpreted as an increase in a single year. Woodfuel includes wood for charcoal; charcoal production in the UK is estimated to be about 5 thousand tonnes, with about 7 green tonnes of wood required to make one tonne of charcoal.

2. Includes round fencing and roundwood exports. Quantities for hardwood fencing and some other uses are estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

Figure 2.2 Deliveries of UK grown hardwood

Figure 2.2 Deliveries of United Kingdom hardwood roundwood

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Other includes woodfuel, round fencing and roundwood exports.

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