Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Other products (excluding sawnwood) from softwood amounted to 2.5 million tonnes in 2008. Over one half (57%) of these other products were sold to wood processing industries in the form of chips and 19% were sold to these industries as bark or in other formats. A further 12% of other products was sold to bio-energy (including pellet manufacturers) and 11% was sold to others.

Table 2.19 Larger mills1, 2008: other softwood products

Destination and type of product2

England

 Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

          UK

per cent of total other softwood products

Sold to wood processing industries

     Wood chips

63

66

55

39

57

     Bark

5

6

2

0

3

     Sawdust & other

20

22

15

0

16

     Total

89

94

73

39

76

Sold to bio-energy
(incl pellet manufacturers)

     Wood chips

2010329

     Bark

00000

     Sawdust & other

002153

     Total

21134712

Other sales

     Wood chips

30212

     Bark

448107

     Sawdust & other

31333

     Total

105141411

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

2. Excludes sales of firewood and other products disposed of as waste, which account for less than 1% of other softwood products.

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