Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Deliveries of UK grown roundwood

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A total of 8.2 million green tonnes of UK grown softwood was delivered to UK wood processing industries and others in 2008.  This represented a 7% decrease from the 2007 total, but was similar to the level in 2006.

Sawmills accounted for the majority of softwood deliveries (61%). A further 15% of softwood was delivered to woodbased panel mills and 6% to integrated pulp and paper mills. Roundwood exports in 2008 accounted for 9% of all softwood deliveries.

Table 2.6 Deliveries of UK grown softwood, 1999-2008

Year

Sawmills

Pulpmills

Woodbased
panels

Fencing

Woodfuel1

Other2

Exports3

 Total

thousand green tonnes

1999

4 452

660

1 613

385

1003224

7 266

2000

4 476

695

1 685

347

1003216

7 351

2001

4 598

668

1 680

324

1003161

7 463

2002

4 6776961 456289100291337 380

2003

4 8127041 486264100453077 718

2004

4 9534831 525272100796108 022

2005

4 9245001 502320100957058 146

2006

5 2104811 3652751001146438 188

2007

5 5914721 3622962001137598 793

2008

4 9555151 2193413001167338 179

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Woodfuel reported here is derived from stemwood, and from 2007 include estimated roundwood use for biomass energy. The figures are estimated by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

2. Includes shavings and poles. Quantities for some uses are estimates by the Expert Group on Timber and Trade Statistics.

3. Exports exclude Northern Ireland before 2004.

Figure 2.1 Deliveries of UK grown softwood

Figure 2.1 Deliveries of United Kingdom softwood roundwood

Source: industry surveys, industry associations.

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