Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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A total of 204 sawmills processed UK roundwood in 2008. Around two thirds of sawmills produced less than five thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

Table 2.9 Number of sawmills by size of mill, 1999-2008

Year

Size of mill (total production)1

  Total

  < 1

1 - < 5

5 - < 10

10 - < 25

25 - < 50

  50 +

1999

129

105

36

22

12

15319

2000

116

102

32

19

14

14297

2001

101

91

28

24

12

15271

2002

928126241016249

2003

917622231216240

2004

876720231018225

2005

86602019920214

2006

855919211020214

2007

855517211220210

2008

815517211119204

Source: Sawmill Survey

Notes:

1. Categories are based on total sawnwood production (softwood and hardwood), in thousand m3.

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