Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Wood production

previous | next  

Information on removals from Forestry Commission (FC) and Forest Service (FS) woodlands is extracted from administrative systems.

A total of 4.4 million green tonnes of softwood was removed from FC/ FS woodlands in 2008, a 5% decrease from the 2007 level.  Over on half (53%) of FC/ FS softwood removals in 2008 occurred in Scotland, 25% in England, 13% in Wales and 9% in Northern Ireland. 

Table 2.4 FC/ FS softwood removals by country, 1999-2008

Year

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

1999

1 266

836

2 351

273

4 725

2000

1 156

752

2 616

326

4 850

2001

1 075

779

2 354

396

4 604

2002

1 1038942 2683854 650

2003

1 1078802 4054244 817

2004

1 2047832 5273804 894

2005

1 1656732 3883534 579

2006

1 1526122 4543644 582

2007

1 2115842 4963634 653

2008

1 1005562 3623984 415

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2009

Useful sites