Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Around two thirds of the 204 active sawmills in 2008 processed softwood only. A further 25% processed both softwood and hardwood, and the remaining 7% processed only hardwood.

Table 2.11 Number of sawmills by type of wood sawn, 1999-2008

Year

Softwood only

Hardwood only

        Both

      Total

1999

1873399

319

2000

184

28

85

297

2001

174

25

72

271

2002

1602267249

2003

1542066240

2004

1441863225

2005

1431655214

2006

1431952214

2007

1381755210

2008

1391451204

Source: Sawmill Survey

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