Employment in primary wood processing
There was estimated to be a total of 6,968 full time equivalent staff employed by primary wood processors in the UK in 2008. Around one half of this total was employed by sawmills and a further one third by woodbased panel mills.
Type of processor
Pulp & paper mills
Woodbased panel mills
Round fencing manufacturers
Source: industry surveys, industry associations.
1. Some businesses operate sawmills and round fencing mills. Employment for such businesses may be recorded under sawmills, round fencing manufacturers or shared between the two categories.