Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Wood production

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A total of 8.4 million green tonnes of softwood was produced in the UK in 2008. This was a decrease of 7% from the previous year, but similar to the level in 2006. Over the same period, hardwood production remained almost unchanged, at 0.4 million green tonnes in 2008.

Table 2.1 Wood production, 1999-2008

Year

Softwood

Hardwood1

FC/ FS
woodland

Non-FC/ FS
woodland

Total
softwood

FC/ FS
woodland

Non-FC/ FS
woodland

Total
hardwood

thousand green tonnes

1999

4 725

2 555

7 280

128

547

675

2000

4 850

2 580

7 430

130

524

654

2001

4 604

2 900

7 504

145

486

632

2002

4 650

2 982

7 632

118

502

620

2003

4 817

3 502

8 319

117

445

562

2004

4 894

3 629

8 524

113

399

513

2005

4 579

3 906

8 485

101

492

593

2006

4 582

3 929

8 511

45

392

438

2007

4 653

4 363

9 016

40

400

440

2008

4 415

4 005

8 420

43

389

432

Source: Forestry Commission, Forest Service, industry surveys, industry associations.

Notes:

1. Most hardwood production in the UK comes from non-FC/ FS woodland; the figures are estimates based on reported deliveries to wood processing industries and others.

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