Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Wood production

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It is estimated that a total of 4.0 million green tonnes of softwood was removed from non-FC/ FS woodlands in 2008. This is an 8% decrease from the previous year, but a 2% increase from the 2006 figure.

Table 2.2 Private sector softwood removals survey1, 1999-2008

Year

Survey results2

% change

Estimated UK total

thousand green tonnes

Previous year

Latest year

1999

1 783

1 727

-3%

2 555

2000

1 6311 6471%2 580

2001

1 6341 83712%2 900

2002

1 8391 8913%2 982

2003

1 8912 22117%3 502

2004

2 2932 3764%3 629

2005

2 5952 7938%3 906

2006

3 0813 0991%3 929

2007

3 1053 44811%4 363

2008

3 5233 234-8%4 005

Source: Private Sector Softwood Removals Survey

Notes:

1. Removals from non-FC/ FS woodlands only.

2. Survey results exclude Northern Ireland before 2004.

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