Forestry Statistics 2009 - Employment & Businesses

Employment in primary wood processing

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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.

Table 7.2 Employment in primary wood processing, 2008

Type of processor

2008

full-time equivalents

Sawmills

          Larger mills

2 896

          Small mills

476

Pulp & paper mills

797

Woodbased panel mills

2 440

Round fencing manufacturers

360

Total

6 968

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

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.

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