Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Certification

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Respondents to Forestry Commission surveys were asked to report on volumes certified. 65% of non-FC/ FS softwood removals in 2008 were from certified sources. 81% of sawmills' roundwood consumption and 75% of sawnwood production by sawmills in 2008 was certified. For round fencing manufacturers, 66% of total softwood consumption was certified.

Table 2.29 Per cent of volume certified, 2002-2008

Year

Removals1

Sawmills

Round fencing

Softwood from non-FC/ FS woodland

Consumption (softwood and hardwood)

Production (softwood and hardwood)

Consumption (softwood)

per cent certified volume

2002

40

65

62

14

2003

54

67

50

36

2004

74

80

63

58

2005

69

76

71

53

2006

67 81 64 46

2007

74 78 65 54

2008

65 81 75 66

Source: industry surveys

Notes:

1. For all removals from FC/ FS woodland, the source is certified.

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