Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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In 2008, 37% of sawn softwood production was used for fencing, 32% for construction, 28% for packaging and pallets and the remaining 2% went to all other markets.

Table 2.18 Larger mills1, 2008: sawn softwood product markets

Product market

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

        UK

per cent

Construction

25

25

39

31

32

Fencing

51

34

29

44

37

Packaging/ pallets

25

40

28

24

28

Other

0

1

4

2

2

Total

100

100

100

100

100

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

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