Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Of all softwood sawlogs, 54% came from Scotland, 23% from England, 13% from Wales and 5% from Northern Ireland. The remaining 4% was imported from other countries.

94% of softwood sawlogs used by Scottish mills came from Scotland. The corresponding proportions of mills' log use coming from within the same country were 65% for England, 72% for Wales and 47% for Northern Ireland.

Table 2.17 Larger mills1, 2008: source of softwood logs

Source

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

thousand green tonnes

England

867

85

138

0

1 090

Wales

204

428

0

0

632

Scotland

261

81

2 097

117

2 556

Northern Ireland

0

0

0

258

258

Total UK logs

1 332

594

2 236

374

4 536

Other countries

000173173

Total log consumption

1 332

594

2 236

548

4 709

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

1. Sawmills producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood (softwood and hardwood).

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