Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - Larger Mills

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Additional information was collected for 2008 from mills that, based on their responses to previous surveys, were believed to produce more than 10 thousand m3 of sawnwood.

Total softwood consumption by all sawmills covered by the detailed sawmill survey was 4.7 million green tonnes. Sawn softwood production was 2.5 million m3 and other softwood products (chips, bark, sawdust, etc) amounted to 2.5 million tonnes.

Sawmills in Scotland accounted for almost one half (47%) of all softwood consumption by larger mills.  A further 28% was consumed by mills in England, 13% in Wales and the remaining 12% in Northern Ireland.

Table 2.16 Larger mills1, 2008: softwood consumption and production

England

  Wales

Scotland

Northern
Ireland

          UK

Number of mills

15

8

25

3

51

Consumption
(thousand green tonnes)

1 332

594

2 236

548

4 709

Sawnwood production
(thousand m3)

731

305

1 212

287

2 533

Other products
(thousand tonnes)

661

334

1 185

291

2 471

Source: Sawmill Survey (detailed)

Notes:

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

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