Forestry Statistics 2009 - UK Grown Timber

Sawmills - All Mills

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Sawmills consumed a total of 5.1 million green tonnes of softwood in 2008, a decrease of 12% from the 2007 figure but similar to the level in 2005.  Hardwood consumption increased by 1% from 2007 to 89 thousand green tonnes in 2008.

Table 2.8 Consumption and production by UK sawmills, 1999-2008

Year

Softwood

Hardwood

consumption: thousand green tonnes, production: thousand m3 sawnwood

Consumption of

Production

Consumption of

Production

UK grown

Imported

Total

UK grown

Imported

Total

1999

4 452

227

4 679

2 530

227

7234120

2000

4 4762344 7112 51519911210108

2001

4 5982394 8382 5831831720097

2002

4 6772354 9122 6191621818091

2003

4 8122255 0372 6691381815781

2004

4 9532265 1782 722922812060

2005

4 9242725 1962 728723410653

2006

5 2102665 4772 86064228545

2007

5 5912635 8543 10066218745

2008

4 9551745 1292 77267228946

Source: Sawmill Survey

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