Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Woodfuel

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An estimated 0.8 million oven dry tonnes of wood chips, 0.1 million oven dry tonnes of logs for stoves and open fires, 0.1 million oven dry tonnes of wood pellets (excluding imported pellets) and 0.1 million oven dry tonnes of woodfuel in other forms was supplied in the UK in 2008.

Table 2.31 UK woodfuel supply, 2008

Form

Quantity1

thousand oven dry tonnes

Logs for stoves and open fires

122

Wood chips2

          From recycled wood

278

          From other sources

495

          Total wood chips

772

Wood pellets3

90

Other4

78

Source: Woodfuel Suppliers Survey, Wood Recyclers Association, industry surveys.

Notes:

1.  Estimated, based on woodfuel suppliers survey 2008 and other sources.

2.  Wood fibre from roundwood, forest harvesting residues, arboriculture arisings, sawmill products and other processed residues.

3.  UK production only.  Excludes imported pellets.

4.  Includes other sawmill products (e.g. sawdust, slabwood).

Links to Forestry Statistics 2009