Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Woodfuel

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An estimated 359 thousand green tonnes (mainly softwood) of woodfuel were supplied by sawmills in 2008 and a further 63 thousand green tonnes were supplied by round fencing manufacturers. 92% of the total woodfuel supplied was sold to bioenergy.

Table 2.32 Woodfuel supply1 by sawmills and round fencing manufacturers, 2006-2008

Sales to bioenergy

Sales as firewood

Used internally for heat/ energy

         Total

thousand green tonnes

Sawmills

     2006

184

3

10

212

     2007

204

4

5

213

     2008

337814359

Round fencing manufacturers

     2008

4913163

Source: Sawmill Survey, Survey of Round Fencing Manufacturers

Notes:

1.  Material reported as sales/ use for woodfuel, but may have been used for other purposes. 

2.  Sales as firewood and used internally for heat/ energy relates to larger mills (those producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood) only in 2006 and 2007.

Links to Forestry Statistics 2009